|Matrix-Reloaded, the sequel to the long awaited Matrix, is putting online gambling in a spin. Wagers are being made throughout the internet over whether it will surpass all previous Hollywood blockbusters and become the largest grossing movie in movie making history. |
Online bookmakers are taking action on every aspect of the movie’s financial performance, from whether it emerge as history’s highest grossing film to how much it will beat current box-office title holder SpiderMan ($114.84 million in its opening weekend).
BetWWTS.com is already offering odds on the Matrix beating SpiderMan’s opening weekend. Although The Matrix Reloaded will certainly have a highly successful opening weekend, BetWWTS.com has listed the film as an underdog at 4/1 odds (i.e., win $4 for every $1 bet).
'The summer blockbuster season is officially underway, and with the success that X2 has already enjoyed in theaters, momentum will be on The Matrix Reloaded's side as the box office continues to heat up,' said Simon Noble, CEO of BetWWTS.com. 'With advance ticket sales soaring, a massive
marketing campaign in place and the success of the first film to build on,
Reloaded is certain to be an instant hit at the box office and should jump to
the top of the charts for 2003.'