Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]
Im thinking the sheer number of spectacles this summer (and World War Z is a spectacle, and teen/20s reaction seems to be positive) is making STID die a little sooner, same with the other films. IM3 had the benefit of an early start to go with it's universal popularity. Still think it's odd because both STID and MoS are light years better....but I digress...
The WW total stands at $415,310,916
and it looks like only these late foreign openings will keep STID in the $440-450 million range.
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