Tale of the tickets


In terms of dollars collected, summer 2006 was the second-best summer on record at the domestic boxoffice, trailing only 2004's $3.45 billion. Measured by actual admissions, though, the season was not quite as healthy. Estimated admissions rose to 514.5 million, up 7% from last summer's 480.6 million. But that still put admissions 7.7% below the record 2004 tally of 557.4 million.