Thanks to summer popcorn movies, the 2011 box office isn't dying anymore!
Though it was struggling immensely by the end of March, film like Pirates, Transformers, and Harry Potter saved the day by surpassing the $1b mark — amazing!
This brings the total box office revenue WAY up, at only four percent behind last year's total.
Warner Bros. President Of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, says:
We're on track to score the biggest summer of all time, and I think domestic revenue will reach $4.4 billion by the end of Labor Day. Good movies rise to the occasion.
Warner Bros. and Paramount lead the pack, with Paramount at a close win ($1.41b compared to WB's $1.3b).
But we can't forget about Universal! Bridesmaids helped out a lot too!
They're among Disney and Sony in the $900k circle.
Ahh, summer movies. Helping humans escape the routine of reality fifteen bucks a pop!
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