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 Spider-Man 3 Sony 336,530,303 5/4/07
11 Shrek the Third Paramount 322,719,944 5/18/07
12 Transformers Paramount 319,246,193 7/3/07
13 Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones Fox 310,676,740 5/16/02
14 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Buena Vista 309,420,425 5/25/07
15 Independence Day Fox 306,169,255 7/3/96
16 Pirates of the Caribbean Buena Vista 305,411,224 7/9/03
17 Forrest Gump 2 Paramount 300,565,286 7/6/94
18 The Sixth Sense Buena Vista 293,506,292 8/6/99
19 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros. 292,004,738 7/11/07
20 The Matrix Reloaded Fox 281,519,061 5/15/03
21 Shrek Dreamworks 267,665,011 5/16/01
22 The Lion King 3 Buena Vista 267,435,034 6/15/94
23 Iron Man 1 Paramount 261,235,207 5/2/08
24 Return of the Jedi 2 Fox 251,747,877 5/25/83
25 Batman Warner Bros. 251,188,924 6/23/89
First Run Grosses Only through 5/29/08
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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