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AMC Movie List

Summer Blockbusters

Every summer has its smash hit but which blockbuster beats its equally big competition? (To see this box office list ranked in terms of highest grossing, go to Filmsite.org)

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1 Forrest Gump
Tom Hank's signature role is all about a simple man who constantly surfaces in famous historical moments.
2709 4623
2 Toy Story 3
Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the other toys are confronted by the realities of humans growing up.
899 2993
3 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
This movie about the friendship between a young boy and a stranded alien is classic family entertainment.
336 3036
4 Marvel’s The Avengers
S.H.I.E.L.D, a team of superhumans (Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, and Captain America) must save the Earth from Loki and his army.
328 3184
5 The Dark Knight
Director Christopher Nolan and actor Christian Bale prove Batman can be more than dazzling special effects.
312 4380
6 The Lion King
Who could predict an animated tale about a fatherless lion would be the biggest grossing movie of that year?
279 3083
7 Jurassic Park
Another summer, another Spielberg megahit. This time, dinosaurs have moviegoers gripping their armrests.
174 3752
8 Iron Man
Arguably the best superhero movie of all time, this action pic made Marvel Comics a star and resurrected Robert Downey Jr.'s career.
44 2932
9 Spider-Man
Director Sam Raimi reinvigorates Marvel's superhero while stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst seal it with a unique kiss.
30 2826
10 Finding Nemo
A sad clownfish stops at nothing to find his missing son in this Pixar animated feature (also one of the bestselling DVDs ever).
-64 2236
11 Independence Day
A futuristic Will Smith war movie is all about bug-eyed monsters getting their alien butts kicked.
-70 2950
12 Iron Man 2
This blockbuster sequel featured the continuing adventures of billionaire industrialist Tony Stark (Robery Downey, Jr.) and his alter-ego.
-89 1863
13 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends set out to defeat Lord Voldemort in the finale's dramatic showdown.
-143 1967
14 Spider-Man 2
This sequel with dazzling special effects deliveres a great villain Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) to the Spidey franchise.
-150 2022
15 Transformers
Director Michael Bay's reboot of the shocky TV show pits Autobots against Decepticons in a battle for planet Earth.
-176 1994
16 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Intergalactic auteur George Lucas reveals the events that led to the original Star Wars.
-182 2158
17 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Johnny Depp's beloved character, Jack Sparrow meets up with a new monster, a ghost ship and the tentacle-bearded Davy Jones (Bill Nighy)
-208 1872
18 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
It's now the late 1950s as Indy (Harrison Ford) heads into dangerous jungles and races against Soviet agents to find a mystical skull.
-248 1856
19 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
As Qui-Gon Jinn and Queen Amidala, Liam Neeson and Natalie Portman earn a thumbs up even as Jar Jar Binks gets a big thumbs down.
-269 1821
20 Shrek 2
Kids love the stinky-but-goodhearted ogre voiced by Mike Myers; adults identify with his nemesis in-laws (Julie Andrews, John Cleese).
-305 1699
21 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) navigate through treachery and betrayal as they make their final alliance.
-365 1805
22 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The interstellar war between the Autobots and Decepticons shifts into overdrive following the discovery of Sentinel Prime.
-585 1777
23 Spider-Man 3
Tobey Maguire's swan song in the franchise is probably the darkest in director Sam Raimi's trilogy.
-621 1717
24 Shrek the Third
From Dreamworks Animation comes the tale of Shrek (Mike Myers), Donkey and Puss in Boots on a quest to find the next heir of Far, Far Away.
-648 1692
25 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
The robots that turn into cars and guns are back and fighting on the pyramids and the Brooklyn bridge this time around.
-660 1782