...and can I put some money on the possibility that the ball will just get hung up on the little dividing thingy between the red and black??

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/09/business/media/09warner.html

"As a result, Mr. Horn must now hope that one of a cadre of smaller, riskier films, like ³The Departed,² ³Blood Diamond² and ³The Fountain,² will prove to be a sleeper hit like ³When Harry Met Sally² and help pull Warner out of its No. 6 spot for the year so far."
Smaller? Riskier?? "The Departed" features the hot, edgy, unknown Jack Nicholson along with a cadre of intriguing indie regulars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin... Not since the remake of Ocean's 12 has the studio gone so far out on a limb. Oh, I forgot; they've taken the extraordinary step of using little known experimental director Martin Scorsese.
And then there's the outre "Blood Diamond" with Leo DiCaprio (Again!! Watch this kid, he's going to be a star some day!!) and Jennifer Connelly. Oh, right, and lots of black people, because it's in Africa!!

The article also includes this astounding comment on Hollywood accounting:

Mr. Horn agreed. ³I¹ve seen movies that cost $15 million lose as much as $20 million,²
Risk taking just ain't what it used to be.
Alan Brooks

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...and can I put some money on the possibility that the ball will just get hung up on the little dividing thingy between the red and black??

Sure. But the house gets paid on the green, no matter what.