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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

April 29, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Summer begins . . . at the multiplexes

Though it’s still cold (especially in the Times offices, where the heating/cooling system gets very confused in the spring), summer’s here — or, rather, will be here as of Friday, when “Wolverine” kicks off the summer movie season. So, let’s have a little fun with the summer box office, shall we? What do you think will be the biggest hits of the season? To refresh your memory, last summer’s top five were (in descending order): “The Dark Knight,” “Iron Man,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (and I’d already completely forgotten that title, let alone the movie), “Hancock,” and “WALL*E.”
Here’s my pick for the top summer money-makers, in order, (mostly) sight unseen. Note that I’m not necessarily saying these will be the best movies of the summer; we’re talking box-office here.
1. “Star Trek”
2. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
3. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
4. “Terminator Salvation”
5. “Up”
This isn’t an exact science, and maybe I’m underestimating “Bruno,” or “Angels and Demons,” or “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” or a few others. And I’d love to think that “Public Enemies” could be that rare combination of box-office hit and Oscar contender. But that’s my prediction for the summer, above. What’s yours?

What do you think will be the biggest box-office hit?(answers)



I’m off to a “Wolverine” screening — nothing like a loud action movie at 10 a.m. to get your blood moving. (Although this picture really makes me think that I should go get a manicure.) Check online for my review tomorrow. See you later.

(Photo credit: James Fisher. Copyright 2009 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.)

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