If there's a break out blockbuster in the remaining summer months, it will probably be something unexpected.
The three biggest blockbusters for the rest of the summer will probably be entirely expected: Man of Steel
, Monsters University
, and Despicable Me 2
The last few summers have delivered five or six films that have gone over $200 million domestic and one or two that have gone over $300 million or $400 million. This summer looks to be no different. In fact it may end up doing better. This May set the best domesic attendance in 10 years even adjusting for inflation.
Tracking for Now You See Me
was in the high teens to low 20s, not 31. It exceeded expectations by quite a bit. Latest tracking numbers in the BoxOffice.com forum have Man of Steel
staying steady at 125 and The Lone Ranger
improving to 65.
Edited to add: since I posted some new tracking numbers now have Man of Steel
at 90 and The Lone Ranger
at 80 (although whether that's for the 3-day or the long holiday weekend isn't known). World War Z
is up to 65.