Summer Box Office 2012 Winners and Losers
This was supposed to be Hollywood's record breaking summer. Potential hits such as "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Dark Shadows," "G.I. Joe Retaliation," "The Bourne Legacy," "Amazing Spider-Man" and "Brave" were supposed to drive attendance and possibly set a summer box office record. For a number of reasons, it just didn't happen. Grosses were actually lower than 2011's dismal frame and Hollywood executives have been left wondering if big releases in November and December can turn things around. However, before we conjecture on the fall and winter box office, let's take a look at some of the winners and losers of the 2012 summer season in the gallery below.
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1948 | Comedy | NRSummary: Ad exec Cary Grant flees to the country from Manhattan, and makes a series of impulsive and bull-headed choices as he tries to create his own personal dream home.Director: H.C. Potter
Cast: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas
2014 | Drama | TV-14Summary: In the Ramapo Mountains, a sheriff must keep order in both a small town and the Ramapo Lenape Nation community nearby.Director: Aaron Guzikowski
Cast: Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson
1993 | Drama | RSummary: Janet Jackson makes an impressive acting debut alongside a strong Tupac Shakur in the story of a young poet and hairdresser from South Central Los Angeles whose life takes new turns during a road trip to Oakland.Director: John Singleton
Cast: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King
2014 | Documentary | NRSummary: Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei journeyed from a World War II internment camp to the helm of the Starship Enterprise, and then to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband, Brad, on a wacky and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.Director: Jennifer M. Kroot
Cast: George Takei, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols
2013 | Action | RSummary: An elite firm of assassins must face their own mortality as they are hunted down one by one by a mysterious assailant. Caught up in the drama is a disgraced journalist who is more connected to the assassins' world than he could ever know.Director: Ian Chinsee
Cast: Benjamin Alldridge, Daniel Cason, Ian Chinsee, Anna Doody
1947 | Thriller | NRSummary: Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth provide more than enough star power in this dark thriller about a seaman pulled into plots of deceit and murder.Director: Orson Welles
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane
2012 | Documentary | PG-13Summary: Rodriguez is “the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was,” and this documentary follows two of his fans as they seek to cut through rumor and mystery to find the truth of their musical hero.Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Cast: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: In one of the most perceptive "nerd movies" ever made, a socially incompetent role playing game master finds himself consumed by jealousy when a charismatic cool kid invades his friend group.Director: Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews
Cast: Sam Eidson, Brock England, Garrett Graham
1958 | War | NRSummary: Often forgotten in lists of surprising war movies, this film tells the true story of British war heroine Violetta Szabo who is recruited as a British spy, leading to incredible acts during an operation in France.Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner
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