Summer’s Bleak Box Office

Movie attendance this summer was the worst in 13 years, as 552 million people left the house to watch one of the season's films. In total, the industry made $4.35 billion, an uptick of two percent from last year. With some 3-D movies bombing, Hollywood may take more care with choosing which films to present in the format in the future. Inception, the moody Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle, proved the summer's winner, taking in $660 million. "The summer isn't just for dopes," a Warner executive cheered. But top honors go to Toy Story 3, which made more than $1 billion at the box office globally.