Summer of sequels!

The major Hollywood studios are making big bets on some familiar names. With Spidey, Shrek, Jack Sparrow and Harry all on tap, could this be a record-breaking summer at the box office?

Rush Hour 3
August 10
Rush Hour 3
New Line (TWX)
Surprise! Another sequel.

"Rush Hour 3", the latest in the Chris Tucker-Jackie Chan action/buddy comedy series, is like some of the other sequels this summer, a movie that probably didn't need to be made.

But the first two movies were huge hits. "Rush Hour" was a surprise September blockbuster in 1998, grossing $141.2 million. And "Rush Hour 2", released in August 2001, grossed $226.2 million.

Still, this is six years later. Chan's blockbuster appeal has faded in recent years and Tucker hasn't even been in a movie since "Rush Hour 2."

Analysts had mixed opinions on whether or not there is enough demand for Chan and Tucker to make "Rush Hour 3" a hit. But with so many sequels and other buzz-worthy movies on tap, analysts said it's going to be impossible for every widely hyped film to be a hit.

"There are a lot of movies here. It's almost too much. Studios better hope for a lot of rain and cold weather this summer," McAlpine joked.

Spider-Man 3

Shrek the Third

Pirates of the Caribbean

Knocked Up

Ocean's 13

Fantastic Four

Evan Almighty

Live Free or Die Hard



Harry Potter

Chuck and Larry

The Simpsons

The Bourne Ultimatum

Rush Hour 3
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