The Dow fell about 240 points in May, which ended a five-month stretch of gains. Stocks closed higher on Tuesday with news of a possible Greek bailout package.
Sequels usually are sure box office bets for summer. Johnny Depp (l.), Penelope Cruz (r.), and Ian McShane appear in a scene from 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' about a quest for the fountain of youth. 'Tides' is the fourth film in the 'Pirates' franchise, based on a Walt Disney theme park ride.
'Kung Fu Panda 2' delivers fast-paced 3-D adventure as Po wisecracks his way to inner peace.
By one count, Americans will be served a record 27 movie sequels this year: Pirates of the Caribbean, Spy Kids, Cars 2, The Hangover Part II, Happy Feet 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, etc., etc. Have Hollywood moguls gone overboard on sequels?
‘Fast Five,’ the latest sequel in the cars ’n’ stars franchise, earned $83 million at the weekend box office. Hollywood has been trying to lengthen the season for blockbuster movies and attendance.