RT's Summer in Review: The Best, The Worst, and Our Favorite Films!
From Batman to the box office, we revisit an unusually good summer in movies.
While capturing both critical and commercial success seems to be as difficult an achievement as capturing lightning in a bottle (moreso for a summer blockbuster), the summer of 2008 saw an unusually high number of well-reviewed hit movies. Christopher Nolan's grown-up superhero movie The Dark Knight struck that rare confluence of art and commerce, driving Bat-fans the world over into a ticket-buying Bat-frenzy, but it also earned raves and Oscar-buzz, and could end up one of the best-reviewed films of the year. Furthermore, The Dark Knight was in good company with its fellow top money-makers, as only two Top Ten films -- the femme-driven event flick, Sex and the City: The Movie and Will Smith's Hancock -- earned a rotten Tomatometer rating.
Top 10 Box Office Earners (Gross)
|1.||The Dark Knight||$493,671,047|
|6.||Kung Fu Panda||$212,958,340|
|7.||Sex and the City||$152,440,062|
|9.||The Incredible Hulk||$134,426,930|
Bottom 10 Box Office Earners (Gross)
*Films released prior to the week of August 29, 2008
|2.||Fly Me to the Moon||$4,733,063|
|4.||Vicky Cristina Barcelona||$9,783,911|
|8.||Kit Kittredge: An American Girl||$17,408,308|
|9.||The House Bunny||$19,551,243|
|10.||The X-Files: I Want to Believe||$20,750,074|
Next: Which Studio Came Out on Top?