It happens almost every year: a movie comes out with a big budget and hot talent attached to it... and it fizzles horribly. Case in point: Speed Racer had a reported $120 million budget and made only $44 million domestically.
Actually, we quite liked Speed Racer, which had a lot of heart and a genuine love of anime and other pop culture. But regardless of whether Speed Racer deserved its fate, it was a cautionary example: a big summer movie that tanked. And with more massive films coming out this summer than any year since 2008, there will be casualties.