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.


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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
Don’t miss your favorite movie moments because you have to pee or need a snack.  Use the RunPee app (Android or iPhone ) whenever you go to the movies. (We've been doing this over 10 years now.)  We always have Peetimes for the latest wide release films, including OnWard1917, Sonic the Hedgehog, etc.  You can also keep up with the latest movie news and reviews on our blog or by following us on Twitter @RunPee, and liking us on Facebook.

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