Many people are confused about what to do to celebrate the Fourth of July: For those not feeling particularly patriotic this year, dressing up in prime colors and heading to a barbecue might be the last thing one wants to do. So, what’s the answer to your boredom? Go to the movies, of course!
Since movie studios are hip to the fact that a lot of people are sitting around with a not a whole lot to do over Fourth of July weekend, they make it a point to release their biggest summer blockbusters right around now. After observing a list of the top grossing Fourth of July flicks, there seems to be a very clear formula: If your movie has superheroes or Will Smith in it, it’s going to do well — really well.
The Amazing Spider-Man, starring the adorable Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, is already off to a bang-up start — but it’s nowhere near these ten. Click through our gallery to find out what Fourth of July flicks brought in the biggest bucks.