It's nice Disney gave themselves 3 weeks between "Avengers 2" and "Tomorrowland." I mean it'd be kind of stupid for them to compete against themselves, right?
Apparently "Tomorrowland" is directed by Brad Bird who did "The Incredibles" among other things like "The Simpsons" and stars George Clooney. The description on IMDB says, "Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and
a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets
of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective
Personally, my flop detector has been going off since I heard of this. I mean it's about George Clooney and some kid going to find old-timey sci-fi land? Yeah, that's going to go over real well with today's youth. Like about as well as "John Carter." Which if you'll recall the only reason Disney's film division didn't get wiped out in 2012 thanks to "John Carter" was "Avengers 1." So I guess they figure with #2 having made a billion dollars already they're playing with house money as far as this goes.
America might prove me wrong, but I think it's a concept that just won't catch on with the average popcorn-shoveling 13-year-old boy who drives the movie industry.
I think the only serious threat is "Poltergeist," the remake of the 80s horror movie, though most people probably remember the "Family Guy" spoof better. I never saw the original all the way through. I saw the lame third one that took place in Chicago's Hancock Building. That was pretty damned lame. Probably as lame as this remake will be. Yet because it's horror (and a name brand!) people might go watch it.
Do you suppose though that the House of Mouse/Ideas should be concerned that Avengers 2 dropped to #3 after three weeks? And got its butt kicked by "Pitch Perfect 2?" Maybe the gravy train is starting to slow down.