Weekly Anticipation Index: 'Everybody's Fine,' 'Armored' and 'Brothers'

Featured Stories - on October 10, 2009 by Phil Contrino

Miramax's Everybody's Fine, which hits theaters this December, boasts one of this fall's most impressive casts.

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This weekend, we've added three new films to the Anticipation Index. Everybody's Fine, Armored and Brothers all hit theaters on December 4.

Everybody's Fine features an all-star ensemble cast led by Robert De Niro. The veteran thesp plays a widower who sets out on a journey to reconnect with his three grown children who are played by Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell. Everybody's Fine could turn out to be exactly the kind of fall release that adults flock to.

Action enthusiasts who are looking to get away from the rush of overly-serious Oscar contenders will flock to Armored. While star Laurence Fishburne and Matt Dillon aren't exactly huge box office draws, the Screen Gems release should find a respectable audience.

As for Brothers, Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman will try to make a story that centers around the war in Afghanistan accessible to mainstream audiences. audiences. A young cast couldn't turn Stop-Loss, which centered around Iraq, into a box office hit, so Maguire, Gyllenhaal and Portman are facing an uphill battle.

Check out our predictions for these films as well as others in the table below.

Weekly Anticipation Index, October 10, 2009
Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Where the Wild Things Are October 16 Warner Bros. $27M $80M
Law Abiding Citizen October 16 Overture $14M $40M
Saw VI October 23 Lionsgate $29M $55M
Amelia October 23 Fox Searchlight $14M $50M
Astro Boy October 23 Summit $15M $48M
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant October 23 Universal $12M $35M
Michael Jackson's This Is It October 28 Sony $38M $83M
Disney's A Christmas Carol November 6 Disney $50M $175M
The Box November 6 Warner Bros. $15M $40M
The Fourth Kind November 6 Universal $13M $35M
The Men Who Stare at Goats November 6 Overture $11M $40M
2012 November 13 Sony $64M $165M
The Twilight Saga: New Moon November 20 Summit $95M $250M
Planet 51 November 20 Sony $16M $50M
The Blind Side November 20 Warner Bros. $12M $38M
Old Dogs November 25 Disney $22M $80M
Fantastic Mr. Fox November 25 Fox $19M $60M
The Road November 25 The Weinstein Company $10M $30M
Everybody's Fine December 4 Miramax $13M $40M
Armored December 4 Screen Gems $11M $30M
Brothers December 4 Lionsgate $10M $28M

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.

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