10. Summer 2002
Key Movies: "Spider-Man," "Attack of the Clones," "The Bourne Identity," "Signs," and "Road to Perdition."
A solid mix of adult-minded fare and popcorn entertainment, the summer of 2002 finally gave us Spidey's first live-action adventure and a then-record $100 million opening weekend. That box office milestone would be eclipsed in subsequent years, but it made Hollywood double-down on scoring huge weekends and bragging rights. Oh, and no one was expecting Jason Bourne to become a genre-redefining franchise, but 15 years later, here we are.