"Battleship" also doesn't have to be as big as Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter" to become a bankable franchise. If it makes some money, it could add to Universal's relatively successful series, such as the "Bourne" and "Fast Five" movies.
"If they have three really strong franchises and a bunch of other movies in their slate that are going to perform well, that's absolutely fine," says Paul Dergarabedian, the box office president of Hollywood.com.
But he added, "in order to warrant the investment of a franchise built around it, it's going to have to do quite well here in North America."
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