Spiderman 3 Squished?
So there have been many reports online, in the papers, and regretably in the news about how everyone anticipates that "Spiderman 3" will unavoidably be squished by the proverbial boot of "Shrek 3" and "Pirates of the Caribbean 3." They cited several sources that agree most readily that our dear friend Peter Parker wearing black and being a badass wont save it at the box office. People will see all three, but only Shrek and Jack are going to get repeat customers.
Now consider that Pirates budget is already estimated at $230 as well! Although no one is talking about that quite as coarsely as they are regarding Spidey. Also keep in mind that Pirates 2 did better in the foreign markets than domestically. Also, we're looking at almost 2 months between the release dates of the two films. I believe strongly that audiences in general walked out of Pirates 2 disenchanted with their uber-cliff-hanger ending! We'll see how many people are willing to watch the end of the 2nd movie, er um.. I mean the third.. Right.
Shrek 3 will draw all the families and children, especially with Spiderman 3 being a little darker than the rest. Though Spiderman will have already been out for a week, so it's opening weekend had better draw a lot of those families out. I still project a $100M opening weekend for Peter.
I think all 3 films are going to be total box office smashes - don't get me wrong, I plan on seeing all 3 multiple times! I tend to disagree with analysts claiming that Spiderman is going to fall flat. I can't wait to get to the end of summer and see who won out!
That's it for now.
More to come on films later on.
As usual I'll sign off with my blanket warning for all movie-fans = Never watch anything by Uwe Boll.