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“ With a budget of $170 million, the break-even mark is stratospheric. ”

Warner Bros reports

Big bucks

Fri 27 Jun 2003 | 09h36 GMT+1
Info: TF News

Following a record-breaking $9 billion year at the box office, Hollywood in 2003 can only hope to equal the mix of sequels, superhero adventures, small dramatic gems and out-of-nowhere surprise hits that made 2002 the most profitable 12 months in moviemaking history.

Studios again will pack the roster with familiar properties, including two 'Matrix' sequels and 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'... which better mint money after its July 2 opening, or Warner Bros. won't see a profit. With a budget of $170 million, the break-even mark is stratospheric.

The first 'Terminator,' in 1984, had a budget that now seems quaint - $6.4 million - and grossed $38.4 million. The second 'Terminator,' in 1991, cost $100 million but grossed more than $200 million domestically and $500 million worldwide, so prospects are bright.

The biggest summer movies of 2003 are:

  • X2: X-Men United (May 2)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (May 15)
  • Down With Love (May 16)
  • Bruce Almighty (May 23)
  • Finding Nemo (May 30)
  • Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry met Lloyd (June 13)
  • Hollywood Homicide (June 13)
  • The Hulk (June 20)
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (June 27)
  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde (July 2)
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (July 2)
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (July 2)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (July 9)
  • The League of Extra-Ordinary Gentlemen (July 11)
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (July 25)
  • Seabiscuit (July 25)
  • Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (July 25)
  • Gigli (August 1)
  • Matchstick Men (August 8)

There are sure a lot of commercial succesfull movies and titles amongst these summer movies. The ones that stick out are the 'Matrix', 'Hulk', 'Charlie's Angels' and 'Larry Croft' movies ...and ofcourse 'Terminator 3'.

Any Terminator Fan (like us) would look at the list a bit different. The Terminator is a classic figure and the third installment will rock! So all other titles are gonna be kicked of the Big Bucks list (if there is such a thing).

We are sure this movie will be the block buster of 2003 true fans; We all are! Lets see who the big winner in the end will be ;). If it's up to us we already know... but even if T3 isn't... it'll always be for any Terminator Fan.

The release is in just a few more days... All US residents: ENJOY!!!
The rest of the world (including Europe) needs to wait a little bit longer. But hell... it's been 12 years since T2, so one extra month won't matter that much! ;)

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