The good news for Hollywood bean-counters: Ticket revenue was up this summer, with 2010's grosses up $100 million over the May-to-August record set this time last year, according to the Associated Press. The bad news: the rise came from increased ticket prices and surcharges for 3-D and IMAX screenings, not from attendance, which was actually down two percent. In fact, 11.2 million fewer tickets were sold this summer than during the last big slump summer five years ago.
Indeed, for moviegoers, this may have been one of the worst summers ever, and many of them demonstrated their disapproval by ignoring some of the season's most highly touted movies. Still, there were some standout winners along with the notable losers. Here's a tally of who did well -- and who needs to go back to summer school.