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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Will "Superman Returns" top the box office?

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has EW’s box-office predictions for this summer. The magazine expects “Superman Returns” to be box-office king with a predicted take of $300 million.

It’s a movie, the magazine says, that should appeal to both 8-year-olds and their 80-year-old grandparents. I wonder, though, about those in the middle. Will teens and young adults regard Superman as too square and too wholesome compared to, say, the brooding character of Batman or the ferociousness of Wolverine? On the other hand, TV’s “Smallville,” with a teenage Clark Kent, is a hit, so maybe that’s a sign.

Speaking of Wolverine, “X-Men: The Last Stand” comes in at No. 3 in EW’s predictions with a take of $240 million.


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