The Biggest Summer Blockbuster Each Year Since 1975

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1980: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
> Domestic box office: $291,738,960
> Movies released in summer of 1980: 27
> Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
> IMDb score: 8.7 out of 10
> RT audience score: 97%
> Tomatometer score: 94%

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1981: Superman II
> Domestic box office: $108,185,706
> Movies released in summer of 1981: 24
> Starring: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder
> IMDb score: 6.8 out of 10
> RT audience score: 76%
> Tomatometer score: 86%

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1982: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
> Domestic box office: $435,110,554
> Movies released in summer of 1982: 55
> Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote
> IMDb score: 7.8 out of 10
> RT audience score: 72%
> Tomatometer score: 98%

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1983: Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
> Domestic box office: $309,205,079
> Movies released in summer of 1983: 66
> Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
> IMDb score: 8.3 out of 10
> RT audience score: 94%
> Tomatometer score: 82%

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

1984: Ghostbusters
> Domestic box office: $242,212,467
> Movies released in summer of 1984: 61
> Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
> IMDb score: 7.8 out of 10
> RT audience score: 88%
> Tomatometer score: 97%