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Rank
Studio
Film
Release Date
Estimated Domestic Gross
Comment
1
Fox
Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith
May 19
$415m
The Mask VI
2
Par
The War Of The Worlds
July 1
$320m
Spielberg back in suburban form?
3
DW
Madagascar
May 27
$265m
Have you noticed... no other animation in sight?
4
WB
Batman Begins
June 17
$235m
Not too many girls going, but the boys will make up for it
5
Par
The Longest Yard
May 27
$160m
Sure to be ripped by critics, embraced by audiences
6
U
Cinderella Man
June 3
$120m
The prestige of the summer... but looks commercial too
7
Sony
XXX2
Apr 29
$115m
The summer starts early this year...
8
WB
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
July 15
$110m
It may kink its way out of bigger numbers... but could surprise and be way higher on chart.
9
NL
Domino
Aug 19
$107m
Tony Scott putting Keira Knightley through the bounty hunting paces
10
NL
The Wedding Crashers
July 15
$105m
The full-on comedy that actually deserves $100 million
11
U
Kicking & Screaming
May 13
$101m
The full-on comedy that gets there based on opening first and Will Ferrell
12
Par
The Bad News Bears
July 22
$100m
The little smash that could
     
13
DW
The Island
July 22
$90m
"Lost" meets Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sex meets The Mod Squad
14
Fox
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
June 10
$89m
Could go higher or lower, based on surprising quality or a bad reaction to real life drama
15
Fox
Kingdom Of Heaven
May 6
$87m
A solid movie... hard to overcome recent sandaled history
16
Dis
Dark Water
July 8
$83m
Salles The Scaremeister
17
Fox
Fantastic Four
July 8
$80m
Four Dogs Playing Poker
18
Dim
The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl (3D)
June 10
$78m
Rodriguez starts a new franchise
19
Sony
Bewitched
Jun 24
$73m
Will Ferrell will get it rolling, but it better be better than the trailer or it's "tinkle-tinkle-tink" down the drain
20
Sony
Stealth
July 29
$70m
It should be loud enough to get a launch... bad enough to get forgotten
21
Dis
Herbie: Fully Loaded
Jun 24
$67m
Disney isn't taking the Loh road in marketing... maybe the kids will prove them prescient
22
NL
Monster In Law
May 13
$65m
J-Fo Meets J-Lo, but is that such a b.f.d.?
23
DW
Red Eye
Aug 12
$63m
Rachel McAdams & The Scarecrow from Batman Begins in a high altitude thriller... could crash... could soar...
24
Fox
Rebound
July 1
$62m
The title also describes what Martin Lawrence hopes this does for his non-Will career
25
U
G. Romero's Land Of The Dead
Jun 24
$59m
How can you not love zombies? Universal did last spring and now they are going out in the heat
26
Par
Aeon Flux
Aug 12
$58m
If the report that this is pushing into August is true, that trailer better show up soon...
27
Par
The Honeymooners
June 10
$56m
One of my real dark horses of the summer... the trailer is goofy, but I think it kinda works
28
Sony
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Aug 12
$53m
He can do it! He can do it all summer!
29
WB
Must Love Dogs
July 29
$51m
Gary David Goldberg, John Cusack,.Diane Lane... the only straight forward romantic comedy of the summer
       
30
Dis
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Apr 29
$48m
Even the cult will be challenged to offer a $20 million opening...
31
U
The 40 Year Old Virgin
Aug 19
$45m
Spinning off of Will Ferrell...
32
U
The Perfect Man
Jun 17
$44m
Chicks dig Hilary Duff
33
Sony
Lords of Dogtown
June 3
$43m
Another sleeper... could just as easily fall short as pass 50
34
Dis
Sky High
July 29
$42m
A silly Disney superhero comedy... the CEO wore tennis shoes...
35
WB
The Dukes Of Hazard
August 5
$39m
Just some good ol' boys... and Jess Simpson in shorts...
36
U
Skeleton Key
Aug 12
$38m
A movie mystery... in every way
37
Par
Hustle & Flow
July 15
$37.5m
Sundance hero... Viacom's first big experiment in synergy... jobs are at stake...
38
U
Doom
Aug 5
$31m
Not "dumb"... Doom! (Yah!)
39
WB
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
June 3
$30m
Will the girls go?
40
Sony
The Cave
Aug 19
$29m
It's gotta be better than Boogeyman!
41
WB
House of Wax
May 6
$28m
"What's that dripping sound?" "Oh, that's just Paris again."
42
WB
Four Brothers
Aug 12
$26
Wahlberg in a Singleton summer drama... but it could become a quality cause
43
Dim
The Brothers Grimm
July 29
$23m
There should be enough to look at to get it to almost cover P&A theatrically
44
MGM
The Pink Panther
Aug 12
$22.5m
Da dumb, da dumb, da dumb da dumb da dumb...
45
Focus
Unleashed
May 13
$22m
Jet Li with Oscar winner Morgan Freeman as his sidekick... if only they had a girl worth euthanizing
46
FS
NIghtwatch
July 29
$18m
The Russian import will challenge Searchlight to find import
47
Dim
Mindhunters May 13
$14m
The title also involves figuring out who greenlit this one
48
ParC
Mad Hot Ballroom
May 13
$13m
A wonderful, joyous doc that should be thrilled to get here
49
LGF
Undead
July 1
$12m
A long wait since Toronto 2003, but the trailer is a geek grabber
50
Mir
Zu Warriors
Aug 19
$8m
One of Miramax's last chances to abuse Asian cinema under The Weinsteins

Red = Widely Screened
/ Blue = In Release/Released
 

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