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Summer blockbusters fail to bust blocks « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

Summer blockbusters fail to bust blocks

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004 - 7:58 pm PDT

There is much concern in the entertainment industry now that this year’s crop of summer blockbusters have failed to bust even a single block. “Major studios are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into these movies,” noted film industry analyst Mort Flogg, “and for that kind of money, they expect a lot of busted blocks in return. This year, that simply hasn’t been happening.” A string of eminently forgettable movies such as Van Helsing, Troy, King Arthur, I Robot, and The Day After Tomorrow, have been leaving blocks intact all across America. A down-trodden Hollywood is pinning all its hope on the late summer release of Aliens vs. Predator.