Summer Movies 2012: 5 Winners And 5 Losers

Though some kids have been back in school for a while now, and the high temperatures are starting drop, today is the official final day of summer, and of the massive summer movie season. We've been writing about the summer's movies for months, of course, but now it's time to look back and see exactly how this season went for Hollywood. Aside from the obvious hits like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, and the obvious misses like Battleship, what were the real winners and losers that can tell us something about how the industry might move forward?

We picked 5 winners and losers apiece, to try and look at not just what made the most money this summer, but which trends emerged and which totally died out. Check out our picks below and help us say goodbye to the summer of 2012!

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