It seems like we live in an age where, when big budget summer movies do well, they do really well; And when they crash and burn, well... Remember "John Carter?"
This past weekend, "Battleship" failed to meet expectations while" The Avengers" managed to keep raking in the cash.
But at a bare minimum, these two movies -- and many other summer blockbusters over the years -- share many of the same traits: big stars; big explosions. Why does one succeed when the other fails?