Show Business: Hollywood's Hottest Summer

Good-time movies clean up at the box office

This is the summer Hollywood will remember as the one when people came back into movie theaters in droves. One smash hit after another is building the biggest box-office crush moviemakers have ever seen, and there is no end to the lines in sight. The perfect summer movie —light, fast moving and uncomplicated —usually turns up every year or two in the form of the "monster hit," that film everybody has to see. In 1975 it was Jaws. Last year it was Star Wars, the most successful film of all time. This year it...

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