In an upside-down summer, 'Jaws,' 'E.T.' are hits again
July 31, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — When historians look back on the top films at the box office in the summer of 2020, they may feel like they've slipped into a time warp, or maybe "Back to the Future."
Over the second weekend in July, "Empire Strikes Back" — 40 years after it was first released — was again No. 1. "Ghostbusters" claimed the July 4th weekend, 36 years after opening. Over the June 19-21 weekend and 27 years after it last led the box office, "Jurassic Park" again ruled theaters.
In a pandemic that has resurrected all kinds of vintage pastimes, from puzzles to drive-ins, even the blockbuste...