Weekend Predictions: 'The Call' & 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'

Featured Stories - on March 13, 2013 by BOXOFFICE Staff

mar15.pngOpening this weekend are two star-driven vehicles that will aim to capitalize on the box office momentum established by last weekend's strong opening of Oz. The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone debut on Friday, March 15.

The Call

PROS:

- The lack of thrillers competing in the market.
- Halle Berry's starring credit.

CONS:

- A very modest marketing campaign.
- Berry hasn't been a significant box office draw in a long time.
- Flixster user anticipation is in the cellar, comparable to recent films such as Broken City and Dead Man Down

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

PROS:

- Steve Carell and Jim Carrey could pack a big one-two punch when it comes to intriguing comedy fans.
- With Identity Thief entering the last stages of its wide release, audiences may be ready for something different. 

CONS:

- Reviews have been disappointing, and online buzz has followed suit.
- Carell's ability to draw is usually show more in the legs of his films rather than the opening weekend.
- Carrey's ability to draw isn't what it used to be. 

Check out our predictions for these films and the remainder of the weekend's top 11 in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Oz: The Great and Powerful Mar 8, 2013 Disney
$44,000,000 $147,000,000
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Mar 15, 2013 Warner Bros. / New Line
$12,800,000 $12,800,000
The Call Mar 15, 2013 Sony / TriStar
$11,700,000 $11,700,000
Jack the Giant Slayer Mar 1, 2013 Warner Bros. / New Line
$5,300,000 $53,000,000
Identity Thief Feb 8, 2013 Universal
$4,300,000 $123,500,000
Snitch (2013) Feb 22, 2013 Lionsgate / Summit
$3,300,000 $37,100,000
21 And Over Mar 1, 2013 Relativity Media
$3,000,000 $22,300,000
Dead Man Down Mar 8, 2013 FilmDistrict
$2,800,000 $10,100,000
Silver Linings Playbook Nov 16, 2012 Weinstein Company
$2,400,000 $124,500,000
Escape From Planet Earth Feb 15, 2013 Weinstein Company
$2,300,000 $52,100,000
Safe Haven Feb 14, 2013 Relativity Media
$2,200,000 $66,700,000

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

Tags: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Call

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