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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Summer 2011 Movie Wrap-Up

Labor Day has passed, which means the summer movie season has come to a close. We start to move into the more serious fall movies. This summer brought us the usual blow-'em-up movies, comic book movies, sequels, two awesome chick flicks, the end of an amazing series, and quite a few duds and disappointments. I tried to see as many as I could, but alas, I just couldn't make it to every movie. Here's a recap of the ups, downs, and surprises.

I read online that box office sales were up from last year, but attendance has been down. That makes perfect sense as ticket prices are on the rise. You also have to pay a couple of dollars extra for 3D movies and IMAX movies. The number one seller was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II taking in over $375 million as of September 6.

Movies I Saw
The Hangover 2
X-Men: First Class
Super 8
Midnight in Paris
Green Lantern
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Friends with Benefits
The Help
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Debt
Fright Night

Movies I Missed Out On
Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon
Cowboys & Aliens
Larry Crowne
Bad Teacher
Cars 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Glee 3D
Final Destination 5
Kung Fu Panda 2
Horrible Bosses

Best Movie of the Summer

Super 8

2nd Place: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II

Worst Movie of the Summer

The Hangover 2

Best Actors: Christopher Plummer, Daniel Radcliffe
Best Actresses: Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy
Actress Who Seemed to Be in Every Movie: Emma Stone (Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Help, and Friends with Benefits)
Breakout Movies of the Summer: The Help, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris
Big Stars in Big Duds: Cowboys and Aliens, Larry Crowne

What was your favorite movie of the summer?
What movie were you severely disappointed in?

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