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 )
- Star Trek – 103,518
- Terminator Salvation – 69,263
- Angels and Demons – 65,263
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine – 54,641
- Harry Potter – 29,748
- The Hangover – 23,871
According to the Examiner.com – Los Angeles the box office take for this Summer’s movies are:
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – $399.6
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – $295.1
- Up – $289.9
- The Hangover – $270.7
- Star Trek – $256.8