Summer 09 Movie Recap

Now that the summer movie season is over – because I say so – it’s time to recap. USA Today reports that the season started out with a bang but withered at the end. Overall Hollywood brought in just a little more this year than last, but adjusting for ticket prices the attendance was actually down 2%.

What is really significant about this summer is the emergence of RunPee.com – hey, it’s significant to me! So what was the most popular movie viewed here at RunPee.com this summer? First let me give you some clues: RunPee is sort of attractive to the geek crowd because a lot of technically oriented websites like Mashable, Engadget, Gizmodo, etc, reported on it. Especially early on in the summer – another hint.

Turns out that Star Trek was hugely popular – big surprise. It also came out right before RunPee had its initial huge traffic spike – server crash #1-of-5.

Here’s the breakdown from RunPee: ( Movie – visits )

  1. Star Trek – 103,518
  2. Terminator Salvation – 69,263
  3. Angels and Demons – 65,263
  4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine – 54,641
  5. Harry Potter – 29,748
  6. The Hangover – 23,871

According to the Examiner.com – Los Angeles the box office take for this Summer’s movies are:

  1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – $399.6
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – $295.1
  3. Up – $289.9
  4. The Hangover – $270.7
  5. Star Trek – $256.8
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