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BetWWTS.com Posts Odds on Success of 'The Matrix Reloaded'

9 May 2003

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- (Press Release) -- Already hailed as the most anticipated film of the summer, The Matrix Reloaded has experts predicting that the film will challenge numerous box office records when it opens next week. Acknowledging that the second installment of the Matrix trilogy will be a Hollywood blockbuster, BetWWTS.com today announced betting options on the box office success of The Matrix Reloaded.

A leading offshore gaming company for over 10 years, BetWWTS.com is offering unique betting options on The Matrix Reloaded, including odds on it breaking various box office records. Currently Spider-Man holds the three-day opening weekend box office record, earning $114.84 million in its opening weekend last summer. Although The Matrix Reloaded will certainly have a highly successful opening, BetWWTS.com has listed the film as an underdog at 4/1 odds (i.e., win $4 for every $1 bet) to eclipse that mark while it's more likely the film will fall short of that total, listed at 1/6 odds.

Customers may also wager on The Matrix sequel breaking Spider-Man's single-day record of $43.62 million at 3/1 or against the film surpassing that mark at 1/5 odds. In addition, BetWWTS.com lists Reloaded at 4/9 to break the opening day record of $28.54 million for a non-Friday opening held by The Phantom Menace. Bettors may also wager on the film earning over $100 million in its first three days of release as well as how Reloaded will perform versus other summer blockbusters X2, Terminator 3 and The Hulk.

"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."

BetWWTS.com will offer betting options on The Matrix Reloaded through May 15, the film's official opening day. Results will be based on the totals as calculated by Nielsen EDI; all odds are subject to change.

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