Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]
I don't think it'll make $260 million. It'll top out in the $240-245 million dollar range.
It'll hit $200 million by next monday, It has a very good chance...but really, Paramount isnt going to quibble much if it comes within $15 million. I think they will chalk up the lesson of not waiting so long between sequels and release it after 3 years for the anniversary. I think the third movie will likely make $300 million.
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