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

Here are the first 10 (note: 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

And, here are the 10 most recent:

2013:  “Iron Man 3”.  $409 million

2014:  “Guardians of the Galaxy”.  $333.2 million

2015:  “Jurassic World”.  $652.3 million

2016:  “Finding Dory”.  $486.3 million

2017:  “Wonder Woman”.  $412.6 million

2018:  “Incredibles 2”.  $608.6 million

2019:  “The Lion King”.  $543.6 million  (The CGI “live-action” version.)

2020:  “The New Mutants”.  $23.8 million

2021:  “Black Widow”.  $183.6 million

2022:  “Top Gun: Maverick”.  $718.7 million


You can view the complete list at


So, what movie do you think will be 2023’s big summer blockbuster hit?  “The Flash”“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”?

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