What was the Biggest Movie of Summer 2009?
Yes we all know the world of movies revolve around the American Seasons.. Which isn’t such a bad concept, as it means we get to spend our winters sheltering in cinemas nationwide watching the very best (?) the United States has to offer. So just how did the Summer Movie season pan out?
With the season officially over we can now see what came out as winners in the Summer Blockbusters.
Domestic Box Office: $112,440,084 (over 6 weeks – $18,740,014 per week average.)
(374% return domestically)
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
Domestic Box Office: $401,555,453 (over 13 weeks – $30,888,881 per week average.)
(200.7% return domestically)
Domestic Box Office: $257,638,255 (over 20 weeks – $12,881,912.75 per week average.)
(171.76% return domestically)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Domestic Box Office: $179,880,256 (over 21 weeks – $8,565,726 per week average)
(119.92% return domestically)
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
Domestic Box Office: $299,695,999 (over 10 weeks – $29,996,599 per week average)
(119.88% return domestically)
Domestic Box Office: $4,843,670 (over 15 weeks of limited release – $322,911.33 per week average)
(96.87% return domestically)
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Domestic Box Office: $146,569,665 (over 7 weeks – $20,938,523.43 per week average)
(83.75% return domestically)
Domestic Box Office: $125,322,469 (over 16 weeks – $7,832,654.31 per week average)
(71.61% return domestically)
As you can see District 9, while not returning the numbers that other movies did, came out the best bang for buck, in terms of return to the movies financiers.
Thanks to the guys at i09.com for putting this analysis together.