Which Summer Movie Will Be The Biggest Flop?

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This summer movie season will be like a traffic jam of Transformers wannabes, with more sequels and potential franchises coming out than ever before. And it's just barely possible that every single one of these films will be a mega-smash hit. It just doesn't seem very likely somehow. Click through to vote for the biggest box-office disappointment of summer 2008.

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Note: I left out some smaller movies and some films that we know will probably bomb, like Eddie Murphy's Starship Dave. I also left out M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening, which seems likely to bomb, even though I don't want to diss the Wahlberg. I wanted to avoid including any movie that was such an obvious choice, it would get a landslide vote. Plus, I'm not sure either Starship Dave or The Happening is really intended to be a summer blockbuster, or if they're more like counter-programming hoping to score a niche audience.

Also, this seems to be as good a place as any to ask: Is Get Smart science fiction? Should we be covering it?

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charliejane
Charlie Jane Anders

@extracrispy: honestly, this has nothing to do with Nick Denton. Maybe we will do the "biggest hit" poll tomorrow, if you think it would be interesting. I'm not sure it's as interesting a topic, because most of these movies will probably be hits. Which one is the biggest hit doesn't seem like such an interesting question to me, I'm afraid. It's like saying Spider-Man 3 *only* made $250 million.