"We are starting a franchise here," director Peter Berg told MSN Movies last year. Having witnessed the success of the Transformers franchise, Universal have occupied another Hasbro toy product with the famous boardgame, which forms a loose basis for this alien invasion movie (loose as in the guys who repel the aliens are on boats). It's unclear yet whether anyone says 'you sunk my battleship'. Certainly, the presence of pop starlett Rihanna will bolster ticket sales.
Potential box office haul: $200 million