Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summer movie report card: Most pass after a rocky start

By Scott Bowles, USA TODAY

No one is sorrier to see summer draw to a close than Hollywood. After stumbling out of the gates early on, the film industry righted itself with a string of unexpected hits like Inception, The Last Airbender and The Expendables. Ticket sales heading into the Labor Day weekend are 4% ahead of last year's pace, reports Hollywood.com. Sure, attendance is down 2% from 2009. But in this economy, movie executives are beggars, not choosers. Still, there were a few hiccups in what was otherwise a healthy summer, including flops from Tom Cruise and young superheroes. USA TODAY offers its annual summer report card for the film industry.

Go here for the report card.

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