Top Ten Summer Blockbusters of All-Time, Marvel’s The Avengers In 2012 Topped The List


Top Ten Summer Blockbusters of all-time was topped by The Avengers that has been shown last 2012. Filmsite listed the summer blockbuster movies according to their total US domestic gross revenue rankings to appropriately show which motion pictures have been the major chartbusters during the summer months. The films listed opened in summer which is measured from the first Friday in May through Labor Day Weekend. The movies listed are publicized within the last three decades.

Here are the top ten from Filmsite’s list:

1.         Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)

The highly-anticipated 3-D superhero tale produced by Disney-owned Marvel Studios brought together, under Nick Fury’s peace-keeping S.H.I.E.L.D, a team of superhumans (Iron Man/Tony Stark, the Hulk/Bruce Banner, Thor, the Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Hawkeye/Clint Barton and Captain America/Steve Rogers) to save the Earth from Loki and his army.            Domestic Gross Revenue: $623.4+ million

2.         The Dark Knight (2008)

Christian Bale’s brooding Batman and Heath Ledger’s scary Joker gave this comic-book movie reboot real emotional depth.            Domestic Gross Revenue: $534.8 million

3.         The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

In the last of director Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman films, the caped superhero Dark Knight battled a masked villain named Bane to save Gotham City.

Domestic Gross Revenue: $448.1 million

4.         Shrek 2 (2004)

Kids loved the rude, stinky-but-goodhearted green troll (voiced byMike Myers). Adults identified with his nemesis in-laws.

Domestic Gross Revenue: $441.2 million

5.         Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Fans rushed back to the future, giving Liam Neeson and Natalie Portman a thumbs up and Jar Jar Binks a big thumbs down.

Domestic Gross Revenue: $431.1 million

6.         Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

This sequel added a monster, a ghost ship and the tentacle-bearded Davy Jones to Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow.

Domestic Gross Revenue: $423.3 million

7.         Toy Story 3 (2010)

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the toys had to face the fact children grow up and put away childish things: Adults wept.

Domestic Gross Revenue: $415 million

8.         Iron Man 3 (2013)

Another blockbuster sequel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring billionaire industrialist Tony Stark and his alter-ego, Iron Man pitted against a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin.

Domestic Gross Revenue: $409+ million

9.         Spider-Man (2002)

Director Sam Raimi reinvigorated Marvel’s superhero while Tobey Maguire convinced us that high-school nerd Peter Parker could become a superhero after a spider bite, and then battle nemesis The Green Goblin and fight for Kirsten Dunst’s heart (with a unique upside-down kiss).

Domestic Gross Revenue: $403.7 million

10.       Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Robots that turned into cars and guns returned in a sequel that outperformed the original. Robots took to new, cooler environments for battle and presented quite a contrast, fighting on the pyramids and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Domestic Gross Revenue: $402.1 million

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