Hollywood's Hit Factory

"IT'S DOING HUGE BUSINESS IN JAPAN" With a few exceptions (Shrek), Hollywood's summer films have been letdowns at the box office. Unless you ask the studios:


HYPE Surefire hit, headed north of $250 million in the U.S. BOX OFFICE SO FAR $190 mil. SPIN "We're right in line with corporate goals. We may surpass $450 mil based on how it performs internationally." --Buena Vista's Chuck Viane


HYPE Spielberg's next E.T. BOX OFFICE $71 mil. SPIN "On track to be a worldwide success. It's had a record-setting three weeks in Japan." --Warner's Brad Ball ATLANTIS: THE...

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