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Table: Universal's Pipeline: Hardly A Gusher


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TABLE: Universal's Pipeline: Hardly a Gusher

FILM CHANCES RELEASE

CASPER Spielberg uses Jurassic Park-type technology B MAY 26

to bring ghosts to life. But a good ghost won't scare

up enough merchandise business to make this a blockbuster.

APOLLO 13 With two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks in B+ JUNE 30

this NASA disaster flick, word of mouth will be strong.

WATERWORLD With a $175 million price tag and D JULY

Costner's bad vibes abounding, this Titanic in the

making could be a blockbuster and still lose buckets

of money.

BABE, THE GALLANT PIG Small budget and small prem- C- SUMMER

ise: A bighearted pet pig that thinks it's a sheep-

dog. Huh?

TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR C FALL

No pigs, but Wesley Snipes and Patrick Swayze as

drag queens?

CLOCKERS Spike Lee takes on the drug scene. Spike is C+ FALL

the champion of hype, but his flicks rarely fill seats.

SUDDEN DEATH Jean-Claude Van Damme is likely to A FALL

kickbox his way to a small fortune in this one.

CASINO Scorsese's tale gf '70s Vegas. With Sharon B FALL

Stone, Robert DeNiro, and Joe Pesci, could be the

best-looking mobster flick this side of Goodfellas.

BALTO Spielberg animation. This tale of a heroic C- FALL

Alaskan sled dog should have more bite than his

We're Back miscue. Still, even Spielberg ain't Disney.

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


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