Ed Driscoll

"Hollywood's Hope For Record Summer Fades"

Reuters reports:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – April’s rosy forecast that Hollywood would reap a record $4 billion at the box office this summer has been replaced by hopes of merely keeping pace with 2006 as Friday’s midpoint of the season nears.

And subtract the first, eagerly awaited Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, 2006 wouldn’t have been any great shakes either, of course.