This story from Variety rounds up the summer’s box office leaders, and surprise, surprise, every studio has its superhero hit. Of course, Warners led the way with DARK KNIGHT, but the other studios followed suit:
Paramount is a close No. 2 in summer market share thanks to “Iron Man…”
…Universal is No. 3 in market share, turning in a slate of strong performers, led by “The Incredible Hulk” ($134.4 million), “Wanted” ($133.8 million) and “Mamma Mia!”
…Sony’s biggest hit of the summer was Will Smith starrer “Hancock,” which has cumed just north of $212 million.
…The Mouse House headline of the summer was Disney-Pixar’s critically acclaimed “Wall-E,” which cumed $216.7 million. Disney’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” cumed $141.5 million — something of a disappointment since the first “Narnia” film earned far more at $291.7 million.
…Of all the majors, Fox had the roughest summer…
Fox had NO SUPERHERO MOVIE is why.
Our prediction? More, more, more!