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Summer movie season ends with record $4.7B haul

Robert Downey Jr., starred as Tony Stark/Iron Man, in "Marvel's Iron Man 3.," which led a record summer at the movie box office. (Marvel)
Robert Downey Jr., starred as Tony Stark/Iron Man, in "Marvel's Iron Man 3.," which led a record summer at the movie box office. (Marvel)
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In the end, Hollywood made it through a precarious minefield of summer box-office bombs with a heftier wallet. The summer concluded with a record $4.7 billion in box-office revenue despite much maligned flops like “The Lone Ranger,” “After Earth” and “White House Down.” The summer movie season closed out on Labor Day weekend as the boy band concert film “One Direction: This Is Us” took in an estimated $18 million from Friday to Monday for ...


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