If you want a box office smash on the Fourth of July, your movie better be about a superhero, cars that turn into something else or star Will Smith. That bodes well for The Lone Ranger, which opens Wednesday.

Here are the Top 10 all-time Fourth of July film openings:

  1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon – $97.8 million (2011)
  2. Spider-Man 2 – $88.1 million (2004)
  3. Transformers – $70.5 million (2007)
  4. War of the Worlds – $64.8 million (2005)
  5. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – $64.8 million (2010)
  6. Hancock – $62.6 (2008)
  7. The Amazing Spider-Man − 62 million (2012)
  8. Superman Returns – $52.5 million (2006)
  9. Men in Black 2 – $52.1 million (2002)
  10. Men in Black – $51 million (1997)

Independence Day comes in at number 11 – $50.2 million (1996) (BoxOfficeMojo.com)