30.11.2020

The highest grossing US summer blockbusters since 2000

Summer has, and likely forever will be, the “busy season” of film releases and mega-hits. Studios unload the best movies they have in hopes of cashing in big at the box office. And thanks to Box Office Mojo, we know the top-earning movies, based on how much they made in the US, adjusted for inflation, since the year 2000.

Mojo factored in movies that were released from May through August each year.

Paramount Pictures

2000: “Mission: Impossible 2”

Release date: May 4, 2000

Adjusted domestic gross: $370,473,000

Original domestic gross: $215,409,889

Original worldwide gross: $546,388,105

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 57%

DreamWorks

2001: “Shrek”

Release date: May 16, 2001

Adjusted domestic gross: $438,384,200

Original domestic gross: $267,665,011

Original worldwide gross: $484,409,218

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 88%

Columbia Pictures

2002: “Spider-Man”

Release date: May 3, 2002

Adjusted domestic gross: $644,123,600

Original domestic gross: $403,706,375

Original worldwide gross: $821,708,551

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 89%

Pixar

2003: “Finding Nemo”

Release date: May 30, 2003

Adjusted domestic gross: $522,248,400

Original domestic gross: $380,843,261

Original worldwide gross: $940,335,536

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 99%

Dreamworks

2004: “Shrek 2”

Release date: May 19

Adjusted domestic gross: $658,642,100

Original domestic gross: $441,226,247

Original worldwide gross: $919,838,758

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 88%

LucasFilm

2005: “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”

Release date: May 19, 2005

Adjusted domestic gross: $549,938,900

Original domestic gross: $380,270,577

Original worldwide gross: $848,754,768

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 79%

Disney

2006: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”

Release date: July 7, 2006

Adjusted domestic gross: $599,105,000

Original domestic gross: $423,315,812

Original worldwide gross: $1,066,179,725

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 54%

Sony

2007: “Spider-Man 3”

Release date: May 4, 2007

Adjusted domestic gross: $453,435,400

Original domestic gross: $336,530,303

Original worldwide gross: $890,871,626

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 63%

Warner Bros.

2008: “The Dark Knight”

Release date: July 18, 2008

Adjusted domestic gross: $688,473,800

Original domestic gross: $534,858,444

Original worldwide gross: $1,004,558,444

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 94%

Paramount

2009: “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

Release date: Jun 24, 2009

Adjusted domestic gross: $499,661,600

Original domestic gross: $402,111,870

Original worldwide gross: $836,303,693

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 19%

Pixar

2010: “Toy Story 3”

Release date: June 18, 2010

Adjusted domestic gross: $494,456,600

Original domestic gross: $415,004,880

Original worldwide gross: $1,066,969,703

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 99%

Warner Bros.

2011: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”

Release date: July 15, 2011

Adjusted domestic gross: $444,866,400

Original domestic gross: $381,011,219

Original worldwide gross: $1,341,511,219

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 96%

Marvel Studios

2012: “The Avengers”

Release date: May 4, 2012

Adjusted domestic gross: $712,688,900

Original domestic gross: $623,357,910

Original worldwide gross: $1,518,812,988

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 92%

Marvel Studios

2013: “Iron Man 3”

Release date: May 3, 2013

Adjusted domestic gross: $452,833,000

Original domestic gross: $409,013,994

Original worldwide gross: $1,214,811,252

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 80%

Marvel Studios

2014: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Release date: August 1, 2014

Adjusted domestic gross: $381,716,000

Original domestic gross: $333,176,600

Original worldwide gross: $773,328,629

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 91%

Universal

2015: “Jurassic World”

Release date: June 12, 2015

Adjusted domestic gross: $732,786,100

Original domestic gross: $652,270,625

Original worldwide gross: $1,671,713,208

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 71%

Pixar

2016: “Finding Dory”

Release date: June 17, 2016

Adjusted domestic gross: $520,585,500

Original domestic gross: $486,295,561

Original worldwide gross: $1,028,570,889

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 94%

Warner Bros.

2017: “Wonder Woman”

Release date: June 2, 2017

Adjusted domestic gross: $427,490,900

Original domestic gross: $412,563,408

Original worldwide gross: $821,847,012

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 92%

Pixar

2018 (thus far): “Incredibles 2”

Release date: June 15

Adjusted domestic gross (so far): $552,968,500

Worldwide gross (so far): $943,285,687

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93%

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