The last few months have seen some really big summer releases- Transformers 3, Cars 2, Super 8, Captain America, the finale of Harry Potter. Trsf3 and HP have just recently passed the billion dollar mark in world wide revenue. Trsf 3 took about 6 1/2 weeks and Harry got there in just under 3. What an amazing amount---one billion dollars in ticket sales! Each! No telling how high they can and will still go. What will JK Rowling do with all that money!? CPL has all 7 previous HP's and Transformers 1 and 2 if you need a refresher course.
Another big release is The Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I just saw it this week and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I do like this kind of movie- near future/ humankind at the mercy of their own technology/ how did we get in this mess/ kind of movies, and this did not disappoint. I am also a big fan of the 1968 Charlton Heston original Planet of the Apes and I am happy to say that CPL has finally got it. There were 5 releases in this series, and to my mind they got progressively worse, but there is no denying the strong appeal of the first, with one of the greatest 'gotchas' in the history of cinema. Holds are starting to build, so get your request on now.