By Judith Oehman
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 6/24/21 – As we begin to enjoy the theaters being open, as we struggle with the chose to watch on the TV or leave home I offer you memories. Summer months are synonymous with blockbuster films. Delight in the thought of having family/friends over to reunite with the The 10 Biggest Summer Blockbuster of all time. It may be fun to keep a list and see if a new film breaks the sound barrier.
The Heights is a rocket flash of dance and music, Cruella de Vil gives us greed, vanity and evil, and there are many others on the summer screen but these may never, truly be dethroned
JAWS $471 million worldwide
Was the first to burst in flames. In 1975 Spielberg’s thriller was the first movie to earn over $100 million. The great white shark terrorizing a small New England town. Hollywood has never been the same. This film is studied in film classes and still is an influential thriller. Seen it lately? It is still a pulse racer.
It took two summers for the galaxy to move into space and knock the crown off of Jaws.
EPISODE IV:A NEW HOPE $775 million Worldwide
Sent us on a new adventure as the soap, opps, space opera continued. 1977, George Lucas epic franchise had quickly become a world-wide pop-culture phenomenon
These two films causes the modification of the movie industry. Blockbusters model took shape. Prior to their phenomenal successes, studios didn’t have any formula for when and how to release their biggest offerings:
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982): $793 Million Worldwide
Spielberg reclaimed the crown. In a short five years. E.T. make bikes the only way to fly and became apart of our childhood. No matter your age when viewing, you came to your youth.
Back to the Future (1985): $382 Million Worldwide
Robert Zemeckis’s, whom Spielberg began mentoring after seeing his student film, Back to the Future was a modest budget film of just $19 million. Few films captured the collective imagination and featured prominently in the lives of countless ’80s kids like this one. I want a DeLorean.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day had price tag between $94-102 million, it was the one of the most expensive films ever made. It was a wise investment. Any complete list of the best movies in the action genre will have its film on or near the top.
Jurassic Park (1993): $1 Billion Worldwide
E.T. held the title for more than a decade until it was dethroned by Jurassic Park, which was destined to be big: Michael Crichton’s novel inspired a Hollywood bidding war before it was even published, with Spielberg acquiring the rights for $1.5 million..film made $912 million and tons more as it launched a franchise that now looks poised to reign as long as the dinosaurs did.
The Sixth Sense (1999): $673 Million Worldwide
The Sixth Sense was a worldwide sensation like few others, with its most quotable line “I see dead people” instantly becoming the subject of imitations and parodies. M. Night Shyamalan’s supernatural thriller looked beyond the veil and found a certain kind of beauty, as well as phenomenal success.
The Dark Knight (2008): $1 Billion Worldwide
The Dark Knight was the most anticipated film of 2008. If you weren’t following along at the time, it can be difficult to convey just how excited fans were to see Ledger’s take on the iconic Joker. The Dark Knight maybe the greatest superhero movie ever made. The Dark Knight set a record by grossing $158 million during its opening weekend
Avengers: Endgame (2019): $2.8 Billion Worldwide