The folks over at Movies.com have compiled a list of this summer’s ten highest-grossing movies, and… guess which one’s at the top. Go ahead, guess. I’ll give you a hint, it’s a movie so nuanced and complex that I wrote it a three-word review.
1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($338.8 million) *** (Ranked 3rd Worldwide)
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (325.1 million) *** (Ranked 2nd Worldwide)
3. The Hangover Part II ($253 million)
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($238.4 million) *** (Ranked 1st Worldwide)
5. Fast Five ($209.4 million)
6. Cars 2 ($182.4 million)
7. Thor ($180.6 million)
8. Bridesmaids ($165.5 million)
9. Kung Fu Panda 2 ($161.8 million)
10. X-Men: First Class ($144.7 million);
*Note: This list represents domestic totals only.
***Over $1 billion worldwide
You may notice that Fast Five came out in April, and Pirates and Hangover II in May, so I guess EQUINOXES MEAN NOTHING TO PEOPLE ANYMORE. To break it down even further, the list includes a third installment, an eighth installment, a second installment, a fourth installment, a fifth installment, another second installment, a comic book movie, a second installment, and a fourth installment/prequel/reboot, with Bridesmaids the only non-sequel, non-comic-book-movie of the bunch. Boy is that depressing. And yet X-Men, which is both, was by far the best movie of the bunch. Oh well. Also, Pirates is the number one movie internationally, because, as I’ve pointed out, foreigners love Johnny Depp.