Box Office Gamble
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Despite Manohla Dargis’s unadulterated savagery in The New York Times (really…what did you expect?), I’m prepared to make a rather obscene box office prediction. After asking the shoe gods for help in predicting this maddening opening weekend – when it isn’t fanboys lining up as usual, things become difficult to foretell - I’ve decided to up my weekend prediction for Sex and the City. Or maybe just for opening day. I’m now guessing the Fab Four will do $28 million on Friday alone, and then suffer huge drops. Yes, I know that’s only $2 million less than the opening Friday of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The girls can do it. The advance sales are jaw-dropping in the urban markets. Hopefully I’m not eating my words come Saturday!