Coming off of last weekend's 4-day MLK holiday, things should be a bit slower this weekend as Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Movie 43 and Parker make their way into theaters.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
- Jeremy Renner's recent box office successes might give it some needed appeal.
- The recognizable name could pull in viewers.
- The R rating will push away teen audiences and families that otherwise go to these fairy tale-inspired movies.
- The number of adult-driven / R-rated movies in the market will limit the film's potential.
- Twitter buzz has been trailing that of last summer's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
- A large ensemble of known actors could pique the interest of audiences.
- This is the first bona fide comedy to release since Christmas.
- The obscure title.
- Marketing has struggled to sell the seemingly erratic, plot-less concept behind the movie.
- Jason Statham boasts a consistent box office history, albeit a humble one. The addition of Jennifer Lopez could help as well.
- Marketing has been consistent and the comedy/action hybrid might sell with male audiences.
- Statham's not known for box office breakouts.
- Competition for adult audiences is still very stiff.
Check out our predictions for these films and the remainder of the top 11 in the table below.
|Title||Release Date||Distributor||Opening Weekend||Cumulative|
|Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters||Jan 25, 2013||Paramount
|Mama||Jan 18, 2013||Universal
|Movie 43||Jan 25, 2013||Relativity Media
|Zero Dark Thirty||Dec 19, 2012||Sony / Columbia
|Parker||Jan 25, 2013||FilmDistrict
|Silver Linings Playbook||Nov 16, 2012||Weinstein Company
|Les Miserables (2012)||Dec 25, 2012||Universal
|Django Unchained||Dec 25, 2012||Weinstein Company
|Gangster Squad||Jan 11, 2013||Warner Bros.
|Lincoln||Nov 9, 2012||Disney / DreamWorks
|Broken City||Jan 18, 2013||Fox
Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill and Shawn Robbins contributed to this article.