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.
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Toy Story 3
G2010
Based on 39 critics

With their beloved Andy preparing to leave for college, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen),... Read More

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Shrek Forever After
PG2010
Based on 35 critics

Long-settled into married life and fully domesticated, Shrek (Mike Myers) begins to long for the days... Read More

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Iron Man 2
PG-132010
Based on 40 critics

With the world now aware that he is Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) faces... Read More

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The Karate Kid
PG2010
Based on 37 critics

When his mother's career results in a move to China, 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) finds that... Read More

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Despicable Me
PG2010
Based on 35 critics

A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to steal the... Read More

April 1, 2017
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The Last Airbender
PG2010
Based on 33 critics

The four nations of Air, Water, Earth and Fire lived in harmony until the Fire Nation declared war. A... Read More

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Inception
PG-132010
Based on 42 critics

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a thief with the rare ability to enter people's dreams and steal their... Read More

April 19, 2017
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Salt
PG-132010
Based on 42 critics

When Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) became a CIA officer, she swore an oath to duty, honor and country.... Read More

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Grown Ups
PG-132010
Based on 32 critics

The death of their childhood basketball coach leads to a reunion for some old friends (Adam Sandler,... Read More