Summer Box-Office Forecast: Studio-by-Studio Breakdown
Warners is without a sure thing, Universal pushed back "Fast & Furious 7" and a flurry of untested titles will vie to become the next tentpole franchise.
Summer 2013 releases: 8; Summer 2014 releases: 7
Summer 2013 total: $1.61B
The buzz: Spidey rushes to the rescue, along with two bumbling cops
Returning Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in the lead roles, 22 Jump Street is considered a sure bet. Theater owners were more mixed about Sex Tape (July 25), starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel as a couple who make a racy video of themselves, only to lose it. (Diaz also stars in Fox's The Other Woman, out April 25.) But Sony knows how to market edgy R-rated fare (Bad Teacher, This Is the End).
The studio also is giving director Tim Story's Screen Gems comedy Think Like a Man Too (June 20) a high-profile release -- not a surprise, considering Kevin Hart is arguably Hollywood's hottest new star.