17/04/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Premiere magazine tips the US box-office to be chock full of SFF movies.
"A lot of my life has been wrapped up in this one thing. I can walk away from this now 'cause I feel it's the best I could do ... this is the film that people want to see," says Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith Director George Lucas of his latest film, which is expected to be the highest-grossing and most anticipated film of the summer 2005 season.
Premiere's May issue, on salein the USA today, takes a look into the end of the Star Wars story, which concludes a saga that began nearly 30 years ago.
It also talks with the cast including cover boy Hayden Christensen about the challenges he's faced since taking the role of everyone's favorite villain are featured in this blowout issue.
"It's clear that not only sentiment about this being the last Star Wars movie is at work here - how Anakin becomes Darth is primal stuff, and Episode III looks like the real deal," Premiere editor Peter Herbst told the 'Nest.
In addition to Star Wars fever, the magazine also fearlessly predicts the top ten moneymakers.
Premiere's Summer Box Office Predictions
1. Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith - $400 million
2. Madagascar - $240 million
3. War of the Worlds - $180 million
4. Batman Begins - $150 million
5. Kingdom of Heaven - $130 million
6. Mr. and Mrs. Smith - $125 million
7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - $120 million
8. Stealth - $115 million
9. Fantastic Four - $110 million
10. Cinderella Man - $105 million
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