First The Lone Ranger showed us that no matter how big the budget, how big the star power, some films fail at the box office.

Now comes word that another summer blockbuster might be headed for the same doom.

The multimillion dollar Pacific Rim is looking grim, and studio executives are already playing the blame game.

Early reports have reviews been good, but audience reaction has been mild.

Studio heads felt they had another Transformers on their hands, but that could be the problem. If it looks and feels like Transformers, but isn't Transformers, the audience may feel like they've already seen a movie just like Pacific Rim.

Time will tell, but the summer of 2013 s already having its share of duds at the box office.

Battleship anyone?