Fiinding Nemo is a great movie, set for re-release in the USA this week, but could its possible topping of the US box-office be a sign that not all is welll in Hollywood.
Last weekend saw the most dismal box-office returns since the weekend after 9/11, blamed mainly on a lack of quality new releases.
However since the huge amount of money raked in by 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'The Avengers' tinseltown has been on a losing streak. It's a worrying trend for Hollywood that actor Brad Pitt hinted at when he explained that outside huge blockbusters money was driying up.
'The Bourne Legacy' failed to top the numbers set by the original film a decade ago, while sci-fi thriller 'Total Recall' flopped at the box-office.
While arthouse fans can take solace in the awards buzz coming out of Toronto, films like 'The Master', Paul Thomas Anderson's highly regarded movie which gets a limited release this weekend, are unlikely to do huge business.
Milla Jovovich at the premiere of 'Resident Evil: Retribution' (Photo: Apega/WENN)
'Nemo' is up against another movie with its origins in the early 2000s, 'Resident Evil: Retribution', the latest film in the Mila Jovovich fronted horror franchise that began in 2002.
The predicted figures aren't too great either, with both films expected to take arounfd $25-30m.
"It'll be a close race," MTV Next Movie's Kevin Polowy told MTV News. "I see 'Nemo' swimming closer to the haul of 'Lion King 3D,' which was about $30 million, than the less successful 3-D re-release of 'Beauty and the Beast,' which made $17 million.
"The numbers from the previous 'Resident Evil' movies say there won't be much of a dip," he added. "These sequels average about $24 million opening weekend. The last one was the highest grossing ever, with $26 million."
Hollywood had better hope those arthouse film's breakout and get mainstream success like last year's 'The Artist', which won awards and audiences over to a silent French film.
However things may perk up soon, as new James Bond movie 'Skyfall' hits cinemas next month, with 'Twilight : Breaking Dawn- Part 2' to follow in November.
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