EW's box office predictions
EW's box office predictions -- Our top 10 summer blockbuster picks, from ''Indiana Jones'' to ''Tropic Thunder''
1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
After all these years, will audiences be interested in some old guy in a fedora? Uh, yeah.
2. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The first movie made $292 million, and that was without a hottie prince in the lead role.
Will Smith. Superhero. July 4 weekend. ‘Nuff said.
If a Pixar film about a French rat can gross more than $200 mil, we suspect this adorkable robot is platinum-plated.
5. Iron Man
He’s no Spidey, but he gets a bump for being the first movie of the summer. And that suit has fanboys near fainting.
6. The Dark Knight
Batman Begins made $205 mil, and the power of Heath Ledger’s last performance, as the Joker, should take this higher.
7. Kung Fu Panda
Never underestimate the kid-pleasing power of cute animals with attitude. Even Madagascar scored $193 mil.
8. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The last one made more than $200 million, but it’s been seven years. And this one doesn’t have The Rock.
9. The Incredible Hulk
No, the buzz ain’t great, but even Ang Lee’s much-maligned version earned $132 mil.
10. Tropic Thunder
It’s got a killer Tom Cruise cameo and will be summer’s top comedy. But an R rating limits grosses.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull