The Biggest Summer Blockbuster Each Year Since 1975

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1975: Jaws
> Domestic box office: $260,000,000
> Movies released in summer of 1975: 1
> Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
> IMDb score: 8.0 out of 10
> RT audience score: 90%
> Tomatometer score: 98%

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1976: The Omen
> Domestic box office: $48,570,885
> Movies released in summer of 1976: 1
> Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens
> IMDb score: 7.5 out of 10
> RT audience score: 80%
> Tomatometer score: 86%

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1977: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
> Domestic box office: $460,998,007
> Movies released in summer of 1977: 4
> Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
> IMDb score: 8.6 out of 10
> RT audience score: 96%
> Tomatometer score: 92%

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1978: Grease
> Domestic box office: $181,813,770
> Movies released in summer of 1978: 5
> Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing
> IMDb score: 7.2 out of 10
> RT audience score: 87%
> Tomatometer score: 75%

Source: Courtesy of American International Pictures

1979: The Amityville Horror
> Domestic box office: $86,432,520
> Movies released in summer of 1979: 17
> Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger
> IMDb score: 6.3 out of 10
> RT audience score: 52%
> Tomatometer score: 28%