OK, going back to Box Office Mojo, the Year To Date numbers for 2007 are better than any year in the last five years expect for 2004 (which was skewed because of The Passion of the Christ).
The top 10 for 2004 looked like this…
436,471,036 Shrek 2 (2004)
373,377,893 Spider-Man 2 (2004)
370,614,210 The Passion of the Christ (2004)
279,167,575 Meet the Fockers (2004)
261,437,578 The Incredibles (2004)
249,358,727 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
186,739,919 The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
176,610,096 The Polar Express (2004)
176,049,130 The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
173,008,894 National Treasure (2004)
In 2007 we have new Shrek, Spider-Man, Harry Potter and Bourne movies. Not to mention Transformers, Live Free or Die Hard and a lot of other must-see geek genre stuff (look at how much money 300 made).
Then the year will close with Will Smith versus vampires in I Am Legend. Of course, I know it’ll suck, but Will Smith versus vampires is a recipe to print money.
I think 2007 will be a big year and I still say Shrek 3 will top it.