BOXOFFICE Forecast: 'How to Train Your Dragon' and 'Clash of the Titans'

Featured Stories - on January 25, 2010 by Phil Contrino

How to Train Your Dragon and Clash of the Titans should do some serious damage this March.

This week, we've added How To Train Your Dragon and Clash of the Titans to our Anticipation Index. Both films are set to hit theaters on March 26.

Clash of the Titans certainly has the potential to post Summer numbers two months before Iron Man 2 kicks off what is bound to be a lucrative season. The star-studded cast of Titans is led by Sam Worthington, whose stock has risen considerably since the release of Avatar.

The trailer for Titans successfully displays the film's action scenes as well as its breathtaking special effects. It's also worth noting that Warner Bros. may still be sending Titans out in 3D. If that happens, then the film's financial prospects will look much stronger.

How to Train Your Dragon also shows a lot of promise. Last year, DreamWorks Animation released Monsters vs. Aliens on essentially the same day, and it eventually went on to rake in more than $370 million worldwide. Dragon doesn't boast the kind of impressive ensemble that M vs. A did, and that will limit its prospects slightly.

Check out our predictions for Clash of the Titans and How to Train Your Dragon as well as other films in the table below.

Title Release Date Distribuitor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Alice in Wonderland (2010) Mar 5, 2010 Disney
$73,000,000 $215,000,000
Clash of the Titans (2010) Mar 26, 2010 Warner Bros.
$60,000,000 $160,000,000
Valentine's Day Feb 12, 2010 Warner Bros.
$37,000,000 $100,000,000
The Wolfman Feb 12, 2010 Universal
$25,000,000 $60,000,000
The Bounty Hunter Mar 19, 2010 Sony / Columbia
$25,000,000 $73,000,000
Shutter Island Feb 19, 2010 Paramount
$25,000,000 $75,000,000
Green Zone Mar 12, 2010 Universal
$25,000,000 $70,000,000
Cop Out Feb 26, 2010 Warner Bros.
$17,000,000 $50,000,000
Dear John Feb 5, 2010 Sony / Screen Gems
$17,000,000 $60,000,000
Remember Me Feb 12, 2010 Summit Entertainment
$15,000,000 $35,000,000
Season of the Witch Mar 19, 2010 Lionsgate
$13,000,000 $33,000,000
From Paris with Love Feb 5, 2010 Lionsgate
$13,000,000 $42,000,000
Hot Tub Time Machine Mar 19, 2010 MGM
$12,000,000 $35,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

 

Tags: Alice in Wonderland, Clash of the Titans, Valentine's Day, The Wolfman, The Bounty Hunter, Shutter Island, Cop Out, Green Zone, Remember Me, Season of the Witch, Hot Tub Time Machine

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