Summer Cinema: Box Office Hits & Flops

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TOP 20 MONEYMAKERS

1. Toy Story 3 – $408 million

2. Iron Man 2 – $312 million

3. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - $298 million

4. Inception – $278 million

5. Despicable Me – $241 million

6. Shrek Forever After – $238 million

7. The Karate Kid – $176 million

8. Grown Ups – $160 million

9. The Last Airbender - $131 million

10. Salt - $115 million

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11. The Other Guys - $108 million

12. Robin Hood – $105 million

13. Sex and the City 2 – $95 million

14. The Expendables - $93 million

15. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - $90 million

16. The A-Team - $77 million

17. Knight & Day - $76 million

18. Dinner for Schmucks - $71 million

19. Eat Pray Love - $70 million

20. Get Him to the Greek - $60 million

BIGGEST FLOPS

Below are the nine summer films that each lost at least $20 million at the U.S. box office based on their cost vs. gross. Keep in mind, though, that some of these films turned out to be huge commercial successes overseas.

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1. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - $200m budget, $90m gross = $110m loss

2. Robin Hood - $200m budget, $105m gross = $95m loss

3. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - $150m budget, $61m gross = $89m loss

4. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore - $85m budget, $42m gross = $43m loss

5. Knight & Day - $117m budget, $76m gross = $41m loss

6. Jonah Hex - $47m budget, $10m gross = $37m loss

7. The A-Team - $110m budget, $77m gross = $33m loss

8. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - $60m budget, $29m gross = $31m loss

9. Killers - $75m budget, $47m gross = $28m loss

(Source: www.boxofficemojo.com. Figures through Sept. 6, 2010.)

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