Not to berate the "big" movies; there's nothing like kicking back and heading to the movie theater after a hot summer day to see the new big-budget "epic", but anyone else having a tougher time keeping track of all the "big" movies coming out? For starters, the "summer" movie season has basically been "extended" now into spring, as it seems like the big movie season now can start in April instead of the usual late May commencement. It used to be there would be 5 or 6 really big movies each summer, but now it seems like there's a huge release every weekend. Hellboy is April 2nd, which may not be a Matrix type hit ala 1999, but I think it'll do sizable business. On May 7th you have "Van Helsing" then on May 14th comes "Troy" and on May 21st you have "Shrek 2". Finally on May 28th there's "The Day After Tomorrow". That's insane. My pick is that "Troy" will reign in May. Well maybe it's just the trend now. Movies seem to be getting even more top-loaded in terms of movie office aside from the occasional phenomenon like PotC or The Sixth Sense. Also I do wonder if audiences will ever say enough is enough. Some movies last year like Tomb Raider 2 (which is a better film than the first one) I think fell victim to a crowded marketplace of "big" movies. Maybe with Harry Potter in the summer slot and no LoTR this Christmas, the fall season will be a bit more low key?