The Race for Second Place 

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OK, summer blockbuster contestants; on your marks, get set... Wait a minute, who's that up ahead in the superhero costumes? Apparently, someone told the Avengers that the summer movie season usually starts on Memorial Day. Oh well, they were going to win anyway. With worldwide box office totals already approaching $1 billion, the real test this summer is who might come in second or third. With that mind, here's your checklist for the summer's most anticipated extravaganzas.

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May 22: Tomorrowland (above)—George Clooney is a reclusive inventor who holds the key to a magical alternate universe.

June 5: Spy—Melissa McCarthy is an action comedy. Need we say more?

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June 12: Jurassic World (above)—Audiences are expected to return in droves to a place that they've been warned about before, and warned, and warned and...

June 19: Inside Out—This one could take the prize. It's Pixar's 2015 entry with the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling.

June 26: Ricki and the Flash—Meryl Streep stars in a musical from Oscar-winning writer/director Diablo Cody (Juno).

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July 1: Terminator Genisys (above)—Arnold Schwarzenegger is baaaack.

July 1: Magic Mike XXL—Channing Tatum is front and center.

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July 10: Minions (above)—The best parts of Despicable Me get top billing.

July 17: Ant-Man—Is it really too late to change the title?

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July 17: Trainwreck (above)—Amy Schumer in the season's most-anticipated adult comedy.

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July 24: Pan (above)—The latest of a bazillion re-imaginings of Peter Pan

July 31: Mission:Impossible-Rogue Nation—Tom Cruise reboots his career.

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July 31: Vacation (above)—Yes, Chevy Chase appears in this one too.

Aug. 7: The Fantastic Four—Well, we'll be the judge of that, won't we?

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Aug. 14: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (above)—Is anyone still alive that remembers this as a TV show?

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