I'm baffled by the people who think Episode III will make less that $300 million. $300 million is a given. I personally don't think critics will have any effect on Episode III, nor do I think they had a severe effect on Attack of the Clones. The fact of the matter is, during the summer of 2002, Attack fo the Clones was in less theaters than practically every other major release. It was in 800 less theaters than Spider-Man. And it was in 600 less theaters than The Two Towers. Now, personally, I believe that had Attack of the Clones been given those extra 600/800 theaters, it would have surpassed the $350 million mark easily. And lets not forget IMAX. It lasted a year, earning $10 million even after the DVD release. Attack of the Clones also had a severe slate of competition in 2002. Spider-Man is probally the biggest comic series. That was destined to be a hge success no matter what. And The Lord of the Rings obviously has a huge fan base. Comparing that to 2005, there doesn't seem to be much going up against Episode III. I don't think there's a general disinterest in Star Wars. Episode III will be huge. The biggest film of 2005. I gurantee it.