The Biggest Summer Blockbuster Each Year Since 1975

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

2005: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
> Domestic box office: $380,270,577
> Movies released in summer of 2005: 338
> Starring: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor
> IMDb score: 7.5 out of 10
> RT audience score: 66%
> Tomatometer score: 80%

Source: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures

2006: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
> Domestic box office: $423,315,812
> Movies released in summer of 2006: 331
> Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
> IMDb score: 7.3 out of 10
> RT audience score: 72%
> Tomatometer score: 53%

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

2007: Spider-Man 3
> Domestic box office: $336,530,303
> Movies released in summer of 2007: 352
> Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace
> IMDb score: 6.2 out of 10
> RT audience score: 51%
> Tomatometer score: 63%

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

2008: The Dark Knight
> Domestic box office: $533,720,947
> Movies released in summer of 2008: 350
> Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart
> IMDb score: 9.0 out of 10
> RT audience score: 94%
> Tomatometer score: 94%

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

2009: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
> Domestic box office: $402,111,870
> Movies released in summer of 2009: 308
> Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel
> IMDb score: 6.0 out of 10
> RT audience score: 57%
> Tomatometer score: 20%