40. The Summer Movie Season

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April 17, 2013 by bdetienne

Three of the most anticipated movies of the summer: Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, and Star Trek: Into Darkness (photo from www.screenrant.com).

Three of the most anticipated movies of the summer: Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, and Star Trek: Into Darkness (photo from http://www.screenrant.com).

Summer is fast approaching and with it comes one of the best time of the year for movie buffs such as myself: the summer movie season. From May to early September, film studios will release a number of movies they believe will be blockbuster hits. They count on children being out for summer to take a brief reprieve from the summer heat (on top of the normal evening and weekend audiences) to step into the coolness of a movie theater and take in their film. And why not? Seemingly every week, a new “must-see” movie is available for viewing at your local movie theater.

Some meet or exceed expectations, like The Avengers. The Marvel action hero film had a $220 million budget but raked in $1.5 billion in box office receipts worldwide. Same with The Dark Knight Rises, whose $230 million budget does not compare to the $1 billion earned worldwide. Even Brave (although some call this mildly disappointing) had a $185 million budget but brought in $237 million globally. Others bomb spectacularly. Battleship cost $210 million to make, but only brought in $65 million from moviegoers. Total Recall was another, costing $125 million to produce but earning only $59 million. Ouch. (All movies listed are from Summer 2012; figures from i09.com).

Listed below are just a handful of the movies comprising the Summer 2013 movie session. A quick gander through the list will likely provide multiple films to add to your viewing queue. Which will be box office smashes and which will fall flat as a pancake? We will see. Prepare to grab your popcorn and soda, there are some movies to watch!

Selected titles from 2013 movie season (courtesy of MovieInsider.com):

May 2013

Iron Man 3 (May 3)

The Great Gatsby (May 10)

Star Trek: Into Darkness (May 17)

EPIC (May 24)

Hangover: Part III (May 24)

Fast and Furious 6 (May 24) [Sidenote: the first version is a classic, and it was open-ended enough for a sequel. A sequel, not five. Crazy.]

Now You See Me (May 31)

June 2013

After Earth (June 7)

The Internship (June 7)

Man of Steel (June 14)

Monsters University (June 21)

World War Z (June 21)

The Heat (June 28)

White House Down (June 28)

July 2013

Despicable Me 2 (July 3)

Lone Ranger (July 3)

Pacific Rim (July 12)

R.I.P.D. (July 19)

Red 2 (July 19)

The Wolverine (July 26)

The Smurfs 2 (July 31)

August 2013

2 Guns (August 2)

300: Rise of an Empire (August 2)

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (August 7)

Planes (August 9)

Elysium (August 9)

Kick-Ass 2 (August 16)

Paranoia (August 16)

The World’s End (August 23)

For the complete set of summer movies, click here.


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