Weekend Predictions: 'Dark Skies' & 'Snitch'

Featured Stories - on February 20, 2013 by BOXOFFICE Staff

feb22.pngThis weekend will see the wide release of Dark Skies and Snitch.

Dark Skies

PROS:

- The horror genre has seen its share of surprise hits in recent years.
- The PG-13 rating will help bring in teenage audiences. 

CONS:

- The teenage audience doesn't turn every horror flick into a breakout like Mama earlier this year.
- In addition, next week's The Last Exorcism Part II could further soften upfront demand for Dark Skies
- Twitter activity has been questionable with a high volume of tweets, but low positive-to-negative ratio. 

Snitch

PROS:

- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has proven to become something of a box office draw in recent years with movies like Journey 2 and Fast Five.
- Action fans disappointed with A Good Day to Die Hard may decide to give this one a shot. 

CONS:

- With no family boost and having to sell the movie by himself, this could easily end up being another Faster -- which starred Johnson and disappointed in 2010.
- Flixster activity isn't far ahead of The Last Stand at the same point before release. 

Check out our predictions for these films and the remainder of the top 10 in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Identity Thief Feb 8, 2013 Universal
$13,500,000 $93,000,000
Snitch (2013) Feb 22, 2013 Lionsgate / Summit
$12,800,000 $12,800,000
A Good Day to Die Hard Feb 14, 2013 Fox
$12,200,000 $54,200,000
Escape From Planet Earth Feb 15, 2013 Weinstein Company
$11,200,000 $35,500,000
Dark Skies Feb 22, 2013 Weinstein / Dimension
$11,000,000 $11,000,000
Safe Haven Feb 14, 2013 Relativity Media
$10,000,000 $47,300,000
Silver Linings Playbook Nov 16, 2012 Weinstein Company
$5,900,000 $107,300,000
Warm Bodies Feb 1, 2013 Lionsgate / Summit
$5,500,000 $59,000,000
Beautiful Creatures (2013) Feb 14, 2013 Warner Bros.
$4,000,000 $17,000,000
Side Effects (2013) Feb 8, 2013 Open Road
$3,500,000 $25,200,000

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

Tags: Snitch, Dark Skies

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