With "Star Trek," "Terminator: Salvation" and "Wolverine," May is about as thick with potential blockbusters as you can get (digital pirates be damned). And July looks to rival last year's Dark Knight-tinged madness, with youth-fueled smashes like "Bruno," family fare like "Ice Age," stalwarts like "Harry Potter," serious-minded action tentpoles like "Public Enemies and even potential hipster breakouts like "(500) Days of Summer."The Hollywood Reporter: Risky Biz Blog: June Swoon: Why has a promising summer month grown so sparse?
June, on the other hand, has exactly four movies that could be big earners. And we're not sure about the third and fourth.
Sure, there's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" getting an early jump on July 4th with a last-week-of-June release. And Will Ferrell's "Land of the Lost" kicks off the month with what should be solid box office. In between? It's exactly one Judd Apatow-produced comedy, and a period one at that "("Year One") and one thriller remake ("The Taking of Pelham 1, 2 3.") Not exactly the Michael Phelps of movie calendars (more on the entire summer, by the way, at our summer b.o. preview).
Monday, April 6, 2009
The Hollywood Reporter: Risky Biz Blog: June Swoon: Why has a promising summer month grown so sparse?
Posted by Anthony J. Pennings, PhD at 12:38 PM