Top 25 Summer Films of All Time

Rank Title Studio Domestic gross1 Date opened
1 Shrek 2 Dreamworks $436,471,036 5/19/04
2 Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace Fox 431,088,295 5/19/99
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Buena Vista 423,032,628 7/7/06
4 Spider-Man Sony 403,706,375 5/3/02
5 Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith Fox 380,270,577 5/19/05
6 Spider-Man 2 Sony 373,377,893 6/30/04
7 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 2 Universal 359,197,037 6/11/82
8 Jurassic Park Universal 357,067,947 6/11/93
9 Finding Nemo Buena Vista 339,714,978 5/30/03
10 Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones Fox 310,676,740 5/16/02
11 Independence Day Fox 306,169,255 7/3/96
12 Pirates of the Caribbean Buena Vista 305,411,224 7/9/03
13 Forrest Gump 2 Paramount 300,565,286 7/6/94
14 The Sixth Sense Buena Vista 293,506,292 8/6/99
15 The Matrix Reloaded Fox 281,519,061 5/15/03
16 Shrek Dreamworks 267,665,011 5/16/01
17 The Lion King 3 Buena Vista 267,435,034 6/15/94
18 Return of the Jedi 2 Fox 251,747,877 5/25/83
19 Batman Warner Bros. 251,188,924 6/23/89
20 Men in Black Sony/Columbia 250,690,539 7/2/97
21 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. 249,538,952 6/4/04
22 Cars Buena Vista 244,082,982 6/9/06
23 Jaws 2 Universal 243,043,081 6/20/75
24 Bruce Almighty Universal 242,704,995 5/23/03
25 Spider-Man 3 Sony 240,236,828 5/4/07
First Run Grosses Only through 5/13/07
1. Film is still tracking.
2. Total including reissues and original release.
3. 1st Wide Release on 6/24/94
Source: Exhibitor Relations.
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