The Best Summer Blockbusters

  Do you remember the biggest summer blockbuster of your childhood?  There’s a list that compiles every summer’s domestic box office hit since “Jaws” became the first true summer blockbuster in 1975.

Here’s the first 10, the income is NOT adjusted for inflation:

 

 

1975:  “Jaws”.  $260 million

 

1976:  “The Omen”.  $60.9 million

 

1977:  “Star Wars: A New Hope”.  $461 million

 

1978:  “Grease”.  $190 million

 

1979:  “The Amityville Horror”.  $86.4 million

 

1980:  “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”.  $290.5 million

 

1981:  “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark”.  $248.2 million

 

1982:  “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”.  $435.1 million

 

1983:  “Star Wars:  Return of the Jedi”.  $309.3 million

 

1984:  “Ghostbusters”.  $242.2 million

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