PORTLAND, Ore. ( TheStreet) -- Welcome to summer blockbuster season, movie fans. Sit back and enjoy the gouging.Listen, there's no question this is a lucrative time of year for movie studios, and getting more lucrative with each warm-weather slate of blockbusters. Back in summer of 2002, when Sony's original recipe Tobey Maguire Spider-Man raked in nearly $404 million at U.S. box offices, the movie industry as a whole squeezed summer patrons for nearly $3.6 billion, according to BoxOfficeMojo. A decade later, with Disney's (DIS) The Avengers at the top of the heap with $623 million in box office receipts last year, the summer movie industry swelled to a $4.3 billion affair.
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