The Biggest Summer Blockbuster Each Year Since 1975

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

2000: Mission: Impossible II
> Domestic box office: $215,409,889
> Movies released in summer of 2000: 189
> Starring: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandiwe Newton
> IMDb score: 6.1 out of 10
> RT audience score: 42%
> Tomatometer score: 57%

Source: Courtesy of DreamWorks Distribution

2001: Shrek
> Domestic box office: $267,655,011
> Movies released in summer of 2001: 185
> Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
> IMDb score: 7.8 out of 10
> RT audience score: 90%
> Tomatometer score: 88%

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

2002: Spider-Man
> Domestic box office: $403,706,375
> Movies released in summer of 2002: 287
> Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe
> IMDb score: 7.3 out of 10
> RT audience score: 67%
> Tomatometer score: 90%

Source: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures

2003: Finding Nemo
> Domestic box office: $380,529,370
> Movies released in summer of 2003: 356
> Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
> IMDb score: 8.1 out of 10
> RT audience score: 86%
> Tomatometer score: 99%

Source: Courtesy of DreamWorks Distribution

2004: Shrek 2
> Domestic box office: $441,226,247
> Movies released in summer of 2004: 361
> Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
> IMDb score: 7.2 out of 10
> RT audience score: 69%
> Tomatometer score: 89%