What Will Be The Summer's Biggest Movie? We Place Our Bets
White House Down
by Kristy Puchko When it comes to global box office, I'm pretty sure a big flashy franchise will snag the top spot as summer's highest grossing movie. However, when we're talking specifically about which movie is going to make the most in the US of A this summer, it's got to be White House Down. Remember the first time action auteur Roland Emmerich laid waste to the White House with Independence Day? Of course you do. And that patriotic spectacle opened on July 4th weekend and pulled in $306 million domestic. White House Down has clear plans to dominate this Independence Day holiday with a big "America, Fuck Yeah!" thrill-ride of its own. Oh, and did I mention it's headed up by the biggest star of 2012/Sexiest Man Alive, Channing Tatum? This guy has the Midas touch no matter what genre he takes on, and now he's going full-on Die Hard-styled action hero. That's a license to print money, friends.
by Mack Rawden Remember X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Remember how completely underwhelmed pretty much everyone was by that movie? Well, it still made almost $375 million worldwide and almost $180 million in the United States. This time around, with Walk The Line director James Mangold at the helm, a screenplay co-written by Usual Suspects writer Christopher McQuarrie and the rights to the Frank Miller and Chris Claremont comic book version of Wolverine, this film actually looks like it might have something interesting and enjoyable to say. If so, God only knows how much money it could make. Big opening weekends are nice, but great word of mouth is even better. If The Wolverine can live up to its potential and coax the non-comic book fans into the theaters, it should be the single highest grossing domestic film of the summer.
What will be the summer's biggest movie?
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