If you look at list blockbuster and higher award winning Hollywood movies then you would see the difference that most of them are animation or fantasy based. Not only American kids and teens but even adults and aged persons love those types of movies.
European movie geek especially British ones are interested in watching fantasy and animated films. Harry Potter movies better prove that.
Action and thriller movies are out of American theaters except Fast & Furious 6. Movie geeks including are desperately waiting for the movie. More especially my big sis Paula from Australia. Waving.
One of my most favorite animated movie is How To Train Your Dragon. I loved that fantasy. A dragon as your pet. Wow. Up is another animated movie which I loved a lot. Ice Age and Finding Nemo are great animated movies too.