Long Range Forecast: '42' & 'Scary Movie 5'

Featured Stories - on February 16, 2013 by BOXOFFICE Staff

apr12.pngScheduled for wide release on Friday, April 12, 42 and Scary Movie 5 have been added to our Long Range Forecast this week.

42

PROS:

- The inspiring story of Jackie Robinson hasn't been given the high profile big screen treatment in a long time.
- Harrison Ford gives the film some needed star value.
- Adult crowds may be looking for this kind of smaller drama after several weeks of comedy- and action-related fare. 

CONS:

- Baseball-themed movies are more "miss" than "hit" at the box office, historically speaking.
- Will likely rely on strong reviews to carry it.
- Will Ford's presence be enough to bring in non-baseball fans? 

Scary Movie 5

PROS:

- Will be the first straight-up comedy to release since early March.
- The franchise name will lure in some younger crowds, especially if it's rated PG-13. 

CONS:

- The similarly-themed A Haunted House tanked in January.
- The Scary Movie franchise has been dormant for seven years. Will audiences still care? 

Notable changes on our forecast this week include Snitch, Dark Skies, The Last Exorcism Part II, and Oz: The Great and Powerful.

Check out our predictions for these and other upcoming films in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Scary Movie 5 Apr 12, 2013 Weinstein / Dimension
$20,000,000 $45,000,000
42 (2013) Apr 12, 2013 Warner Bros.
$17,000,000 $50,000,000
Evil Dead Apr 5, 2013 Sony / TriStar
$20,000,000 $47,000,000
Jurassic Park 3D Apr 5, 2013 Universal
$25,000,000 $55,000,000
The Host (2013) Mar 29, 2013 Open Road
$25,000,000 $70,000,000
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Mar 29, 2013 Paramount
$52,000,000 $140,000,000
Tyler Perry's Temptation Mar 29, 2013 Lionsgate
$22,000,000 $47,000,000
Olympus Has Fallen Mar 22, 2013 FilmDistrict
$17,000,000 $45,000,000
The Croods Mar 22, 2013 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$40,000,000 $150,000,000
Admission Mar 22, 2013 Focus
$15,000,000 $50,000,000
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Mar 15, 2013 Warner Bros. / New Line
$18,000,000 $55,000,000
The Call Mar 15, 2013 Sony / TriStar
$12,000,000 $28,000,000
Oz: The Great and Powerful Mar 8, 2013 Disney
$60,000,000 $175,000,000
Dead Man Down Mar 8, 2013 FilmDistrict
$9,000,000 $25,000,000
Jack the Giant Slayer Mar 1, 2013 Warner Bros. / New Line
$23,000,000 $60,000,000
21 And Over Mar 1, 2013 Relativity Media
$15,000,000 $45,000,000
Phantom (2013) Mar 1, 2013 RCR Media Group
$5,000,000 $13,000,000
The Last Exorcism Part II Mar 1, 2013 CBS Films
$12,000,000 $25,000,000
Dark Skies Feb 22, 2013 Weinstein / Dimension
$11,000,000 $25,000,000
Snitch (2013) Feb 22, 2013 Lionsgate / Summit
$13,000,000 $33,000,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.

Tags: Scary Movie 5, 42

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