Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Superman Vs. Meryl
Ok, it's not a contest. "Superman Returns" will do better than "The Devil Wears Prada," the comedy starring Meryl Streep. And I don't have access to tracking data like Box Office Prophets. But I think they're crazy for suggesting this comedy will get crushed and would be lucky to gross $50 mil total. The book has huge name recognition; Anne Hathaway is a serious draw among young chicks and the reviews for Streep have been great. I'll be surprised if "Prada" DOESN'T gross more than $50 mil. It looks like tremendous fun and it'll appeal to adults, women and girls. About the only group that it would never appeal to is teenage boys (straight boys, that is) and they were going to "Superman Returns" anyway.