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?
9. "Cowboys & Aliens"
Release Date: July 29
Estimated Box Office: $150 million
Lowdown: Director Jon Favreau would cringe at the comparison, but if Universal's marketing is on target there is one previous summer release that opened around the same time as "Cowboys" and made exactly $150 million, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" two years ago. In fact, that adventure actually opened a week later, had less starpower, competition from "Inglorious Basterds" and still pulled in a tidy sum. Considering Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and some impressive effects Universal has had to work with so far, that figure is doable even if for some unexpected reason the movie isn't up to Favreau's standards (fingers crossed).