Personally, I don't think CLONES will clear the $300 mil mark. It'll be close and could go either way. I really enjoyed the movie, but the more I read the numbers (fading faster than that invisible ink I used as a kid to write secret messages), the more I've come to the conclusion that any elaborate, intricate, and dark conclusion is being thrown out the window, as a direct response to the domestic b.o. Not that Lucas needs the money. But being the consummate businessman, he's not going to fork over $130 million on a movie that the general public has greeted with a shrug and a yawn. Even in recent interviews, Lucas has backed off some of his early claims: "It'll be dark for STAR WARS, but not that dark." Or something like that. I think all our speculation and second guessing is in vain. Lucas will tell the story, and it will be the darkest of the three, but it won't be emotionally wrenching movie we all want. I think it will be straightforward and business like, as much of the PT has been. And it'll be more humorous and "kid friendly" than anyone wants it to be. Jar Jar will be a bigger part of it. C3P0 will protest. Etc. But remember: This is just my guess. Maybe Lucas will surprise us. But you have to admit I'm just saying a lot of us are thinking.