EW's box office predictions
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