Who Won Hollywood's $12.6 Billion Summer

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There was a great balance of product," says 20th Century Fox senior vp Chris Aronson. Well-known franchises reigned (the latest Harry Potter and Transformers were Nos. 1 and 2), but there were original breakouts including The Help and Bridesmaids. One big downer: 3D is losing steam in the U.S., though plenty paid extra to see Transformers, including 70 percent of the global opening-week audience.

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