Summer Box Office Predictions: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,' 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'
Which expected hits don't make our top ten?
Robots, a Wizard and a Pirate shall lead them...
After a horrible start to 2011, Hollywood's powerbrokers have a lot riding on the summer movie season. The industry needs some big movies and more importantly, good movies, to convince the American public to return to their local cineplex. Happily, there are some major original contenders on the release schedule which could help their cause. J.J. Abrams "Super 8" and comedies such as "Horrible Bosses," "Bad Teacher" and "30 Minutes or Less" all have a shot to break out. And yet, it would be surprising if any of those pictures crack the top ten in grosses. Moviegoers may say they want something "new," but sequels will once again dominate the season. With that in mind, check out HitFix's projected top ten grossers of the summer.*
*Note: "Fast Five" could crack $250 million, but was technically released in the industry's spring period. Hollywood's summer movie season begins with May 1 and ends on Labor Day weekend.