More or less what we expected, with a few surprises
Wizards, and Pirates, and Bridesmaids, oh my!: the top ten films at the summer 2011 box office
When you look at the top ten-grossing films of the summer 2011 box office, there aren't many surprises to be found. As anticipated, the majority of the bunch are sequels ("Harry Potter", "Transformers, "Pirates of the Caribbean", et al.), with perhaps only two entries - "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "Bridesmaids" - qualifying as bona fide sleepers. Nevertheless, three films that we predicted would make the cut at the beginning of the summer ( "Green Lantern", "Cowboys & Aliens", and "Crazy Stupid Love") failed to live up to expectations, allowing for a few minor surprises to rank on the list. As for the order? Well, you'll have to click on through our gallery to find out.