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The Kicks Wake Up Krew

The Kicks Wake Up Krew

What are the biggest summer movies of all time? Which ones made the most money? We’ve officially hit the 2023 summer movie season. Memorial Day is pretty much the unofficial official kick off of the season and a lot of big movies just dropped this past weekend. “Fast X”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Guardians Of The Galaxy 3”, and a bunch more are already out.

Every year there seems to be a bunch of big movies that come out around Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. I guess because people are off work and are more apt to go see a movie. The folks over at have ranked the summer movies that have made the most money ever.

They went back to the summer of 1975 when “Jaws” made $260 million. That made it the first true summer blockbuster. Here are a few other iconic movies that were considered huge summer movies.

-“Grease” made $190 million in 1978
-“E.T. the Extra Terrestrial” made $435.1 million in 1982
-“Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” made $309.3 million in 1983

I can say that I have seen most of the movies on this list, and I’m anxious to see what makes the list for 2023. If you’d like to check out the full list from, just click here

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Here are the movies that made the most money. The biggest summer movies of all time.

  • "Star Wars: A New Hope"

    The original Star Wars movie, but whats not considered Episode 4 made $461 million back in 1977.

  • "The Lion King"

    The live action/CGI remake of “The Lion King” brought in $543.6 million in 2019. The original brought in $968.5 million back in 1994.

  • "Incredibles 2"

    The sequel to the 2004 movie “The Incredibles made $608.6 million in 2018. The original movie made over $631 million but in came out in October of 2004 so its not technically a summer movie.

  • "Jurassic World"

    The highly anticipated fourth movie in the “Jurassic Park/Jurassic World” franchise brought in $652.3 million back in 2015

  • "Top Gun: Maverick"

    This was one of the biggest movies to come out in recent history. It brought in $718.7 million last year. The original “Top Gun” brought in $357.3 million back in 1986.

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