The Biggest Summer Blockbuster Each Year Since 1975

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1995: Batman Forever
> Domestic box office: $184,031,112
> Movies released in summer of 1995: 108
> Starring: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey
> IMDb score: 5.4 out of 10
> RT audience score: 32%
> Tomatometer score: 38%

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

1996: Independence Day
> Domestic box office: $306,169,255
> Movies released in summer of 1996: 108
> Starring: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum
> IMDb score: 7.0 out of 10
> RT audience score: 75%
> Tomatometer score: 67%

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

1997: Men in Black
> Domestic box office: $250,690,539
> Movies released in summer of 1997: 116
> Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino
> IMDb score: 7.3 out of 10
> RT audience score: 79%
> Tomatometer score: 92%

Source: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures

1998: Armageddon
> Domestic box office: $201,578,182
> Movies released in summer of 1998: 125
> Starring: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck
> IMDb score: 6.7 out of 10
> RT audience score: 73%
> Tomatometer score: 38%

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1999: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
> Domestic box office: $474,544,677
> Movies released in summer of 1999: 188
> Starring: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman
> IMDb score: 6.5 out of 10
> RT audience score: 59%
> Tomatometer score: 52%