The Summer 2013 Box Office Laid Out in a Single Helpful Infographic
by Ethan Anderton
August 27, 2013
The end of summer is upon us as kids start going back to school and the weather slowly starts getting cooler. Technically, the summer doesn't really end until September 21st, but the blockbuster summer is essentially over as we sit around for a couple months until awards season kicks off. And for a little recap of the summer which saw films like Pacific Rim, Iron Man 3, Monsters University, The Conjuring, Man of Steel, Despicable Me 2 and more, an infographic has surfaced with statistics on this summer's box office performance, including top movies each week, the highest grossing movies of the season and more. Look!
It's crazy and a little sad to see that just 46 wide release films accounted for 98.6% of this summer's total box office and 153 limited releases make up just 1.4%. When there are movies like The Kings of Summer and The Spectacular Now getting pushed to the wayside so shitty sequels like Grown Ups 2 can sit at the box office for weeks on end, it's easy to see why getting lower profile movies made is so difficult. You can also see just how many more movies there are released nowadays when not a single film stayed at #1 longer than two weeks, while classics like Back to the Future and Ghostbusters lasted a couple months. Also, kudos to The Heat and The Conjuring for hitting the Top 10 this summer alongside sequels and reboots.