Though I did want to make a thread on this subject eventually, I had hoped to wait until sometime in 2014 when some things would be more concrete, but now with the Despicable Me Minions spin-off moving from Dec 2014 into July 2015, it just keeps getting more and more ridiculous that I think there's enough to talk about on the subject- even if only about the notion of a theoretical limit to how many event films can survive within any given period of time. For those who might be wondering, what is the 2015 Box Office Bloodbath? Though there are significant releases throughout the year, the period of highest curiosity is the summer of that year. Currently, that looks like this: (EDIT- revised 1/25/15) April 3rd: Fast Seven April 17th: Selfless May 1st: The Avengers: Age of Ultron May 15th: Mad Max: Fury Road May 22nd: Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) May 29th: Insidious Chapter 3 June 12th: Jurassic World June 19th: Pixar's Inside Out, Paper Towns June 26th: Ted 2 July 1st: Terminator: Genisys July 10th: Minions (Despicable Me spin-off) July 17th: Pan, Ant-Man July 24th: Pixels, Poltergeist, The Smurfs 3 July 31st: Mission Impossible 5, Point Break August 7th: The Fantastic Four August 14th: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. And that's only what has been announced so far. Here's a WIP for the rest of the year: February 13th: The Secret Service ... November 25: Pixar's The Good Dinosaur December 18th: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens December 25th: The rest of the year (maybe even the summer) has titles said to be including, so far, (and obviously subject to change pending production and official announcements/greenlights): Assassin's Creed, Bond 24, Tin Tin, Hunger Games, Kung-Fu Panda, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Madagascar, Branagh's Cinderella, Prometheus 2, Crouching Tiger, Ratchet and Clank, Magnificent Seven, Alice in Wonderland 2 (maybe) and several other animated pieces from Dreamworks, Fox, a Burton movie, a Tarantino movie, an Arnold movie, a Denzel movie, a Fincher movie, a Blomkamp movie, etc. About the only thing that isn't coming out that summer is Pirates 5, which has been pushed back to summer 2016 (presumably at least in part because Disney didn't want to cannibalize their own films). Considering how many of these franchises found success in the long-haul with big box office numbers for almost a month after their release, these 2 or 3 week gaps don't seem like they'll be enough to sustain a lot of these. I mean, only about 2-3 weeks between Avengers and Star Wars? About 2 weeks between Star Wars and Jurassic Park? [EDIT- obviously Star Wars is now no longer in close proximity to Avengers o Jurassic World] 2 days between T5 & ID4 2? [EDIT- no longer the case as ID4 2 has retreated] Not to mention, even I might have trouble keeping up with seeing all of these .