Top grossing movies 2013 – sneak peek of the money making movies
2013 movies are off and running and we’ve got four sequels, three remakes, three sci-fi, one prequel and I’m not sure exactly what to call Part Two of the trilogy of The Hobbit. It’s an interesting collection of films though only one stands out as a real winner.
Maybe It’s Time to Let It Die
Willis is back once again with A Good Day to Die Hard. It’s hard to imagine them dreaming up one more scenario for John McClane to save the day but then again he does have a son working for the CIA and this movie heads for Russia. Might be a little more interesting not having a terrorist/theft situation in one of our airports or buildings for a change.
Iron Man 3 brings Robert Downey Jr. back as Tony Stark/Iron Man. I’m not sure who he is going to wage war at this time but I’m sure it will be entertaining but enough is enough.
November brings us another sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Keep in mind the People’s Choice in 2012 voted the original The Hunger Games as their favorite movie and action movie! I can see it attracting a lot of cash.
And then Maybe It’s Not
March brings us Oz the Great and Powerful with James Franco as the ‘wonderful wizard’. This latest remake of the Dorothy story has all the same characters, though it does sound like they’ve introduced a new twist. I’ll definitely be in line for this one.
The Great Gatsby is now slated to be released (May) starting Leonard Di Caprio as Jay Gatsby. This movie should attract quite a wide range of people from the F. Scott Fitzgerald fans, through Robert Redford die hards to Di Caprio fans. Carey Mulligan as Daisy might pull in her fair share.
Man of Steel with Henry Cavill as yes, Superman will fly onto the screen in June. Amy Adams is the latest Lois Lane with Russell Crowe as Jar-El. I’m not sure if we are ready for a yet another remake of Superman though the cast will ensure it doesn’t lose money.
For A Little Comedy
Bradley Cooper returns in Hangover III (May). I think this one will have certainly done its dash and it’s time to sober up for good.
Monster University is scheduled to be released in June. Between Billy Crystal and John Goodman as voices, who knows just how funny/silly this movie is going to be. It goes back and looks at Mike and Scully’s days at the University of Fear so features as a prequel.
And from Space
Also in June is After Earth with Will Smith. It’s about a father and son who crash land on a planet that has been vacated by humans about 1,000 years earlier. I definitely wonder what they are going to do with this one and yes, it’s strange enough that I can’t wait to see.
I’m not sure what Tom Cruise is doing in Oblivion (April) but it’s something about a soldier after a court martial that is sent to a distant planet where he does something to an alien race. A cruise might attract his die hard fans but this does sound a little bit weird.
I don’t recognize any of the names in Pacific Rim due to be released in July. This is a SciFi where giant robots are used by humans to protect Earth. I certainly don’t think this one is going to break any records at the box office.
And the Week Before Christmas
We’re going to have to wait till December (13th – think that’s good or bad luck?) to see how well The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug does at the box office. It’s going to be popular give or take how many studios pop up with a new Christmas flick.
Stop the Presses
Johnny Depp as Tonto in The Lone Ranger just will be too good not to miss. Tonto gives us an account of the Lone Ranger and how he became a legend – Indian style. Depp just keeps jumping up for those weird and wonderful roles that we all love to love or love to hate. July 3rd coming to a theater near you and I do think this movie is going to rake it in! That’s my pick for top gross for 2013 – so far!
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