Usually Entertainment Weekly's "summer movie preview" issue has their predictions for the top ten grossing films of the summer; this year they skipped it. My predictions last year were WAYYYY off (my only solid prediction was that Prince Caspian would not be a huge hit); as much as I like to follow the box office, maybe predictions are not my bag. Instead, I'll continue my "big questions": the "what will happen" of summer box office 2009, as follows:
The big questions, summer movies 2009:
1. Will Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen or Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince be the #1 movie of the summer?
2. Will Star Trek give them a run for the money?
3. Will the "leaked" X-Men: Origins: Wolverine spoil it's box office revenues or fuel a major blockbuster?
4. Will Up tarnish or maintain the Pixar "hit"-list? aka Will Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs best Up?
5. Will G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra tank?
6. Will Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian be a modest hit or a humongous one?
7. Will Public Enemies translate to a summer blockbuster?
8. Will Bruno place among the biggest rated R opening weekends?
9. Will Angels and Demons beat the domestic gross of The Da Vinci Code ($217.5)?
10. It's pretty certain that nothing will make as much as last summer's The Dark Knight, but will any summer movie make it to $400 million domestic?