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.
Toy Story 3
Based on 39 critics

When Andy leaves for college, Woody, Buzz and the rest of the toys wind up at a day-care center. Read More

Shrek Forever After
Based on 35 critics

Shrek (Mike Myers) finds himself in a twisted version of Far Far Away, where he and Fiona never met. Read More

Iron Man 2
Based on 40 critics

The superhero (Robert Downey Jr.) must forge new alliances and confront a powerful enemy. Read More

The Karate Kid
Based on 37 critics

A Chinese master (Jackie Chan) schools an American boy (Jaden Smith) in the martial arts. Read More

Despicable Me
In Theaters on July 9th, 2010

One of the world's greatest villains (Steve Carell) meets his match in three little orphans. Read More

The Last Airbender
Based on 33 critics

An avatar (Noah Ringer) is the only one who can manipulate all four elements in a brutal war. Read More

Based on 42 critics

A thief (Leonardo DiCaprio) steals people's secrets from their subconscious while they dream. Read More

Based on 42 critics

A CIA officer (Angelina Jolie) goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Read More

Grown Ups
Based on 32 critics

Five friends learn that age and maturity do not, necessarily, coincide. Read More