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Genres

Drama - Summer

Serious Dramas that Debuted in the Summer
1982-Present



Rows: #1-100, #101-130
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 Pearl Harbor BV $59,078,912 29.8% 3,214 $18,381 $198,542,554 5/25/01
2 The Great Gatsby (2013) WB $50,085,185 34.6% 3,535 $14,168 $144,840,419 5/10/13
3 The Fault in our Stars Fox $48,002,523 38.4% 3,173 $15,128 $124,872,350 6/6/14
4 The Perfect Storm WB $41,325,042 22.6% 3,407 $12,129 $182,618,434 6/30/00
5 Inglourious Basterds Wein. $38,054,676 31.6% 3,165 $12,024 $120,540,719 8/21/09
6 Gladiator DW $34,819,017 18.5% 2,938 $11,851 $187,705,427 5/5/00
7 The Truman Show Par. $31,542,121 25.1% 2,315 $13,625 $125,618,201 6/5/98
8 Saving Private Ryan DW $30,576,104 14.1% 2,463 $12,414 $216,540,909 7/24/98
9 A.I. Artificial Intelligence WB $29,352,630 37.3% 3,242 $9,053 $78,616,689 6/29/01
10 The Help BV $26,044,590 15.3% 2,534 $10,278 $169,708,112 8/10/11
11 Apollo 13 Uni. $25,353,380 14.7% 2,197 $11,540 $172,071,312 6/30/95
12 Public Enemies Uni. $25,271,675 26.0% 3,334 $7,580 $97,104,620 7/1/09
13 Lee Daniels' The Butler Wein. $24,637,312 21.1% 2,933 $8,400 $116,632,095 8/16/13
14 Forrest Gump Par. $24,450,602 7.4% 1,595 $15,329 $329,694,499 7/6/94
15 The Patriot Sony $22,413,710 19.8% 3,061 $7,322 $113,330,342 6/28/00
16 Road to Perdition DW $22,079,481 21.1% 1,797 $12,286 $104,454,762 7/12/02
17 Eyes Wide Shut WB $21,706,163 39.0% 2,411 $9,002 $55,691,208 7/16/99
18 Seabiscuit Uni. $20,854,735 17.3% 1,989 $10,485 $120,277,854 7/25/03
19 Contact WB $20,584,908 20.4% 1,923 $10,704 $100,920,329 7/11/97
20 Kingdom of Heaven Fox $19,635,996 41.4% 3,216 $6,105 $47,398,413 5/6/05
21 The Terminal DW $19,053,199 24.5% 2,811 $6,778 $77,872,883 6/18/04
22 World Trade Center Par. $18,730,762 26.7% 2,957 $6,334 $70,278,893 8/9/06
23 The Time Traveler's Wife WB (NL) $18,623,171 29.4% 2,988 $6,233 $63,414,846 8/14/09
24 Cinderella Man Uni. $18,320,205 29.7% 2,812 $6,515 $61,649,911 6/3/05
25 Phenomenon BV $16,158,901 15.4% 1,637 $9,871 $104,636,382 7/5/96
26 If I Stay WB $15,679,190 31.2% 2,907 $5,394 $50,334,270 8/22/14
27 Unforgiven WB $15,018,007 14.8% 2,071 $7,251 $101,157,447 8/7/92
28 A Time to Kill WB $14,823,159 13.6% 2,123 $6,982 $108,766,007 7/26/96
29 Windtalkers MGM $14,520,412 35.5% 2,898 $5,010 $40,914,068 6/14/02
30 Open Range BV $14,047,781 24.1% 2,075 $6,770 $58,331,254 8/15/03
31 A League of Their Own Sony $13,739,456 12.8% 1,782 $7,710 $107,533,928 7/1/92
32 The Horse Whisperer BV $13,685,488 18.2% 2,039 $6,712 $75,383,563 5/15/98
33 The Lake House WB $13,616,196 26.0% 2,645 $5,147 $52,330,111 6/16/06
34 Get On Up Uni. $13,585,915 44.4% 2,468 $5,505 $30,569,935 8/1/14
35 Cop Land Mira. $13,510,482 30.1% 2,233 $6,050 $44,862,187 8/15/97
36 The Notebook NL $13,464,745 16.6% 2,303 $5,846 $81,001,787 6/25/04
37 K-19: The Widowmaker Par. $12,778,459 36.3% 2,828 $4,518 $35,168,966 7/19/02
38 Courage Under Fire Fox $12,501,586 21.2% 1,986 $6,294 $59,031,057 7/12/96
39 My Sister's Keeper WB $12,442,212 25.3% 2,606 $4,774 $49,200,230 6/26/09
40 Charlie St. Cloud Uni. $12,381,585 39.7% 2,718 $4,555 $31,162,545 7/30/10
41 Breakdown Par. $12,307,128 24.5% 2,108 $5,838 $50,159,144 5/2/97
42 Poetic Justice Col. $11,728,455 42.6% 1,273 $9,213 $27,515,786 7/23/93
43 G.I. Jane BV $11,094,241 23.0% 1,945 $5,703 $48,169,156 8/22/97
44 Autumn in New York MGM $10,987,006 29.1% 2,255 $4,872 $37,761,915 8/11/00
45 The Hundred-Foot Journey BV $10,979,290 20.4% 2,023 $5,427 $53,691,792 8/8/14
46 The Bridges of Madison County WB $10,519,257 14.7% 1,805 $5,827 $71,516,617 6/2/95
47 Million Dollar Arm BV $10,515,659 28.8% 3,019 $3,483 $36,457,627 5/16/14
48 Instinct BV $10,390,387 30.5% 2,059 $5,046 $34,105,207 6/4/99
49 Far and Away Uni. $10,194,520 17.3% 1,583 $6,440 $58,883,840 5/22/92
50 Boyz N the Hood Col. $10,023,462 17.4% 829 $12,091 $57,504,069 7/12/91
51 The Untouchables Par. $10,023,094 13.1% 1,012 $9,904 $76,270,454 6/5/87
52 Braveheart Par. $9,938,276 13.1% 2,035 $4,883 $75,609,945 5/24/95
53 Dying Young Fox $9,725,885 28.9% 1,552 $6,266 $33,669,178 6/21/91
54 A Walk in the Clouds Fox $9,526,010 19.0% 1,534 $6,209 $50,008,143 8/11/95
55 Angel Eyes WB $9,225,575 38.2% 2,375 $3,884 $24,174,218 5/18/01
56 Pale Rider WB $9,119,111 22.0% 1,710 $5,332 $41,410,568 6/28/85
57 Crash Lions $9,107,071 16.7% 1,864 $4,885 $54,580,300 5/6/05
58 Baby Boy Sony $8,606,403 30.0% 1,533 $5,614 $28,734,552 6/27/01
59 When the Game Stands Tall TriS $8,381,509 28.0% 2,673 $3,136 $29,902,673 8/22/14
60 He Got Game BV $7,610,663 35.3% 1,319 $5,770 $21,567,853 5/1/98
61 Wyatt Earp WB $7,543,504 30.1% 1,859 $4,057 $25,052,000 6/24/94
62 Dead Poets Society BV $7,540,464 7.9% 687 $10,975 $95,860,116 6/9/89
63 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Uni. $7,209,345 28.2% 1,595 $4,519 $25,543,895 8/17/01
64 Georgia Rule Uni. $6,773,870 35.5% 2,523 $2,684 $19,103,072 5/11/07
65 Regarding Henry Par. $6,146,782 14.3% 800 $7,683 $43,001,500 7/12/91
66 St. Elmo's Fire Col. $6,128,157 16.2% 1,204 $5,089 $37,803,872 6/28/85
67 Thelma and Louise MGM $6,101,297 13.5% 1,179 $5,174 $45,360,915 5/24/91
68 Full Metal Jacket WB $6,079,963 13.1% 881 $6,901 $46,357,676 7/10/87
69 La Bamba Col. $5,651,990 10.4% 1,251 $4,517 $54,215,416 7/24/87
70 What's Love Got to Do with It BV $5,483,384 14.0% 1,091 $5,026 $39,100,956 6/25/93
71 Field of Dreams Uni. $5,424,810 8.4% 633 $8,570 $64,431,625 5/5/89
72 Casualties of War Col. $5,201,261 27.9% 1,487 $3,497 $18,671,317 8/18/89
73 The Natural TriS $5,088,381 10.6% 989 $5,144 $47,951,979 5/11/84
74 One Day Focus $5,079,566 36.7% 1,719 $2,955 $13,843,771 8/19/11
75 Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling Col. $4,879,107 27.1% 1,203 $4,055 $18,034,150 5/2/86
76 The Doctor BV $4,642,442 12.2% 801 $5,795 $38,120,905 8/16/91
77 Center Stage Sony $4,604,621 26.8% 1,506 $3,057 $17,200,925 5/12/00
78 Fruitvale Station Wein. $4,590,219 28.5% 1,064 $4,314 $16,101,339 7/26/13
79 Undisputed Mira. $4,548,750 35.6% 1,102 $4,127 $12,764,657 8/23/02
80 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $4,387,360 27.2% 544 $8,065 $16,153,593 8/3/90
81 People Like Us BV $4,255,423 34.2% 2,055 $2,071 $12,434,778 6/29/12
82 The Man Without a Face WB $4,026,775 16.3% 865 $4,655 $24,760,338 8/27/93
83 A Mighty Heart ParV $3,948,863 43.0% 1,355 $2,914 $9,176,787 6/22/07
84 Menace II Society NL $3,816,393 13.7% 464 $8,224 $27,912,072 5/28/93
85 Stand by Me Col. $3,812,093 7.3% 745 $5,116 $52,287,414 8/22/86
86 Corrina, Corrina NL $3,811,258 18.9% 698 $5,460 $20,164,171 8/26/94
87 Great Balls of Fire! Orion $3,807,986 27.7% 1,417 $2,687 $13,741,060 6/30/89
88 The Two Jakes Par. $3,729,149 37.3% 1,206 $3,092 $10,005,969 8/10/90
89 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Par. $3,709,562 18.9% 720 $5,152 $19,652,638 8/12/88
90 Do the Right Thing Uni. $3,563,535 12.9% 353 $10,095 $27,545,445 6/30/89
91 Silverado Col. $3,522,897 10.9% 1,168 $3,016 $32,192,570 7/12/85
92 Evening Focus $3,501,971 28.0% 977 $3,584 $12,492,481 6/29/07
93 The Great Raid Mira. $3,376,009 33.2% 819 $4,122 $10,167,373 8/12/05
94 Hamburger Hill Par. $3,360,705 24.3% 814 $4,128 $13,839,404 8/28/87
95 Nothing in Common TriS $3,279,650 10.1% 618 $5,306 $32,324,557 8/1/86
96 El Cantante PicH $3,202,035 42.4% 542 $5,907 $7,556,712 8/3/07
97 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery WB $3,101,563 37.6% 1,506 $2,059 $8,251,071 8/21/92
98 Night Falls on Manhattan Par. $2,933,255 29.7% 758 $3,869 $9,889,670 5/16/97
99 Becoming Jane Mira. $2,902,117 15.5% 601 $4,828 $18,670,946 8/10/07
100 The World According to Garp WB $2,902,088 9.8% 357 $8,129 $29,712,172 7/23/82
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 111 titles):
$11,797,63921.4%1,779$6,632$55,100,554-
Rows: #1-100, #101-130

Note: Only movies with opening weekend grosses are listed on this chart.


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