Since the release of “Spider-Man” in 2002, box office analysts have traditionally defined the summer season as beginning on the first Friday of May and ending on Labor Day. By that measurement, the 2019 domestic box office grossed $4.31 billion, a drop of 2.2% from the $4.41 billion made in the same time frame in 2018.
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But the release slates for the past two summers haven’t adhered to industry standards. In an effort to avoid spoilers, Disney released “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” on the last weekend of April in the U.S. to coincide with its overseas release. In the week before the summer season “officially” started,