Summer 2012 had its fair share of ups and downs when attributed to the world of cinema (vampire-hunting presidents, talking teddy bears, and superheroes galore, just to spare a guess). With sold-out tickets and major blockbuster releases, summer also brought a mix of movies that dominated at the box office.
Brave - In Pixar's latest animated feature, young Merida must break a witch's spell that has come over her mother--all while sporting wild red locks and archery skills that would put any Disney Princess to shame.
The Dark Knight Rises - Despite the midnight premiere massacre in Aurora, Colorado, the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy still managed to skyrocket in box office sales, making it the second-highest-grossing film of 2012 behind The Avengers.
Men in Black 3 - Trademark suits and sunglasses in tow, Agent J and Agent K returned to the big screen in a whole new extraterrestrial adventure complete with time-travel, falling asteroids, and twice the villain (no typo).
Katy Perry: Part of Me - Pop icon Katy Perry took the world by storm one teenage dream at a time with her 3-D concert experience, which treated audiences to a behind-the-scenes look into the singer's California Dreams Tour.
The Amazing Spider-Man - There was no Tobey Maguire, but New York's favorite web-slinger did return in this reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise as he faced off against a reptilian foe.