Memorial Day weekend is supposed to be synonymous with quality. It developed that reputation in the 80s by nabbing films such as Star Wars, Return of the Jedi, Rocky III, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but overall it’s actually a pretty awful weekend when it comes to quality films. For every Themla and Louise there’s a Hudson Hawk, Crocodile Dundee II, and Super Mario Bros.
Nevertheless, studios bank on the long weekend to boost box office on blockbusters, and it’s been that way for decades. With that in mind, I’ve gone over the last 15 years and ranked the weekend’s highest grossing movie from worst to best. I’d recommend that you prepare yourself for some painful memories—if most of these flicks weren’t so forgettable.
[All box office data via Box Office Mojo]