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Which movie will be this summer's biggest surprise flop?

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It's that time of year yet again, when we place our wagers in the Thunderdome that is the summer movieplex. A dozen huge-budget franchise pictures will do battle, and some will fall. Which film will be this year's Green Lantern or Battleship? Make your predictions right now!

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Once again, we're asking you to predict which movie will be the biggest failure — but also the most surprising failure. So if you think Lone Ranger will fail but it won't be much of a surprise, don't vote for it. (We're including Lone Ranger because it's a huge budget film starring Johnny Depp, from the director of Pirates of the Caribbean.)

We left off some candidates whose failure would surprise nobody, including 300: Rise of Artemisia. We also left out some smaller films, like Seth Rogen's This is the End and Kick-Ass 2. If you want to make a case that the 300 sequel will fail, and that you'll be incredibly surprised by that, go for it in the comments.

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But meanwhile, make your selection below:

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My first instinct is to say After Earth - but Smith has yet to flop, especially when it comes to SciFi, so Im going Lone Ranger.

Also, are we talking domestic boxoffice, or international? Sometimes a flop here is a hit elsewhere....