What will be the biggest hits of 2002?

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  1. TerryRL

    TerryRL Producer

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    2002 is now upon us and it's shaping up to be an even bigger year than 2001 was. With over $8 billion taken domestically, 2001 is the biggest year ever in the history of the box office. I think 2002 will be even bigger.

    I also predict that 2002 will yield a record number of $100 million earners as well. 2000's 22 $100 million performers is currently the best ever. I think 2002 can yield as many as 25, but here is a list of what I predict will be the top 10 biggest hits of the year...

    #1 "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones"

    #2 "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

    #3 "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"

    #4 "Spider-Man"

    #5 "Minority Report"

    #6 "Men in Black II"

    #7 "Austin Powers in Goldmember"

    #8 "Signs"

    #9 "Red Dragon"

    #10 "James Bond 20"

    Other potential blockbusters (in no particular order) include...

    "The Mothman Prophecies", "Blade II", "We Were Soldiers", "The Panic Room", "The Time Machine", "Ice Age", "Showtime", "Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron", "The Bourne Identity", "K-19: The Widowmaker", "The Tuxedo", "Mr. Deeds", "The Road to Perdition", "Gangs of New York", "Stuart Little 2", "The Sum of All Fears", "XXX", "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams", "Eight Legged Freaks", "I Spy", "Star Trek: Nemesis", "The Santa Clause 2", "Treasure Planet", "Pinnochio", "Analyze That", and "Catch Me if You Can"

    ALL HAIL TO 2002, THE YEAR OF THE SEQUEL
     
  2. Rob_C

    Rob_C Stunt Coordinator

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    What's Showtime? I haven't heard of it.
     
  3. Terrell

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    1. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

    2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    3. LOTR: The Two Towers

    4. Meni in Black 2

    5. Spiderman

    After those five, it's a complete toss-up, and I couldn't begin to imagine what audiences will do. As for what those 5 films I listed will do, I don't know. But it's rare that sequels do as well as the originals. AOTC can beat TPM if the word of mouth is very positive, and I think it will be. Based on what I know, and that's a lot, I think it

    s vastly superior to TPM. Harry potter will be another big one, but I have no idea how good the sequel will be. I haven't followed it at all. TTT will also be big, but again, I haven't followed it as much as AOTC. So I don't know how good it will be. MiB 2 might not do as well either. As for Spiderman, who knows. My predictions for the big 5 are as follows, and they lay on the conservative side. So I'll stay conservative. I think all three films can do better than listed, mainly because they don't compete with each other.

    AOTC - 375 million

    Harry Potter - 275 to 300 million

    TTT - 275 to 300 million

    MiB2 - 250 million

    Spiderman - 240 million
     
  4. BryanZ

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    Only sure hits IMO are:

    1. AOTC.

    2. HP

    3. TTT

    4. MIB2

    5. Matrix 2

    6. Spider-Man

    Everything else is a tossup but there will be at least one surprise out there.
     
  5. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Producer

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    I think TerryL's first 7 are probably all going to be big winners. I don't think The Matrix Reloaded is a 2002 title, has it been accelerated?
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Those are all a given. I just hope the Gettysburg prequel, Gods and Generals, does well...
     
  7. TerryRL

    TerryRL Producer

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    Rob, "Showtime" is the cop/buddy/comedy which stars Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy. The two are cops who end up being the focus of a reality cop show produced by William Shatner (there's a hilarious take on Shatner's former television series "T.J. Hooker"). Murphy is a glory-hound who thinks the show will make him a star, but De Niro is extremely hesitant about being in front of the camera.

    "That man is the worst actor I've ever seen."- Shatner on De Niro's character.

    Alex, "The Matrix Reloaded" was pushed back to Memorial Day Weekend 2003.
     
  8. Guy_K

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    I hope Analyze That does well, I loved the first one. Spielberg's bringing two out this year, both of them look entertaining. Gangs of New York and Road to Perdition will hopefully do well!
     
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    Thanks Terry. I've actually heard about the movie but didn't know the name of it.
     
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    Biggest in no order...

    - Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones

    - Spiderman

    - Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

    - Harry Potter: Chamber Of Secrets

    - Men In Black 2

    - Star Trek X (if it comes out)

    - Austin Powers 3: Goldmember (unfortunately)
     

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