As another "blockbuster" summer movie season ends, Hollywood studios and press bemoan suffering a far less blockbuster summer than usual.
On the whole, the numbers back them up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, summer revenue is down 15 percent from last year and has reached an eight-year low. There is, of course, plenty of debate over what's caused this, with issues ranging from too much of the same stuff repackaged to too much piracy over the interweb tubes.
So, what lessons can be learned from the summer box office?