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5 Films that might be box office sleepers

If there's any hope for Hollywood's summer of 2012 to match the record box office of last year, it's going to need some help. Even though it's only early August the summer's story is largely written, highlighted by the record-breaking run of "The Avengers" and the success of "Dark Knight Rises" in the face of horrific tragedy. Universal's "The Bourne Legacy" and "The Expendables 2" from Lionsgate are coming up and both are tracking strongly and look like $100 million movies. But barring an unforeseen breakout hit, the summer's domestic grosses will likely fall short of last year's record $4.4 billion haul. A late-season surprise along the lines of last year's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" or "The Help," both of which over-performed and played well into September, would come in handy. So which upcoming movies offer the best hope? Here are some that while not necessarily tracking as hits right now -- they wouldn't be surprises then, would they? -- might fit that bill:

5 Films that could be late summer box-office sleepers

August 6, 2012

Here are some that while not necessarily tracking as hits right now --

they wouldn't be surprises then, would they? -- might fit that bill.
By Todd Cunningham/The Wrap