Long Range Forecast: 'Prisoners' & 'Battle of the Year'

Featured Stories - on July 26, 2013 by BOXOFFICE Staff

sep20.pngSeptember 's Prisoners and Battle of the Year have been added to our Long Range Forecast this week.

Prisoners

PROS:

- The ensemble cast led by Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Viola Davis.
- Buzz around the first footage out of CinemaCon was very positive.
- Any possible Oscar buzz could prolong the film's run well into the fall season. 

CONS:

- Crime dramas can be hit and miss at the box office. 

Battle of the Year

PROS:

- Dance-related movies have found their share of success in the past, so we don't want to rule out another hit.
- Teenagers could drive this on opening weekend. 

CONS:

- The lack of any recognizable star names.
- It's easy to make a strong case that dance flicks are past their prime by now. 
- Is Chris Brown going to help or hurt the film's appeal? We're betting that he'll hurt it now that he has angered a lot of female fans.

Notable changes on our forecast this week include Insidious (up), 2 Guns (down)

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Battle of the Year Sep 20, 2013 Sony / Screen Gems
$9,000,000 $22,000,000
Prisoners Sep 20, 2013 Warner Bros.
$19,000,000 $70,000,000
The Family (2013) Sep 13, 2013 Relativity Media
$13,000,000 $40,000,000
Insidious Chapter 2 Sep 13, 2013 FilmDistrict
$30,000,000 $68,000,000
Riddick Sep 6, 2013 Universal
$25,000,000 $60,000,000
Getaway Aug 30, 2013 Warner Bros.
$11,000,000** $23,000,000
One Direction: This Is Us Aug 30, 2013 Sony / TriStar
$19,000,000** $38,000,000
Closed Circuit Aug 28, 2013 Focus
$6,000,000** $15,000,000
The World's End Aug 23, 2013 Focus
$11,000,000 $33,000,000
You're Next Aug 23, 2013 Lionsgate
$11,000,000 $26,000,000
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Aug 21, 2013 Sony / Screen Gems
$15,000,000 $42,000,000
Paranoia Aug 16, 2013 Relativity Media
$11,000,000 $32,000,000
Kick-Ass 2 Aug 16, 2013 Universal
$25,000,000 $58,000,000
Jobs Aug 16, 2013 Open Road
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
Lee Daniels' The Butler Aug 16, 2013 Weinstein Company
$14,000,000 $68,000,000
Planes Aug 9, 2013 Disney
$18,000,000 $75,000,000
Elysium Aug 9, 2013 Sony / Columbia
$33,000,000 $100,000,000
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Aug 7, 2013 Fox
$20,000,000* $77,000,000
We're the Millers Aug 7, 2013 Warner Bros. / New Line
$22,000,000* $83,000,000
2 Guns Aug 2, 2013 Universal
$35,000,000 $103,000,000

The Smurfs 2: $25 million/$95 million

* = 3-day weekend
** = 4-day weekend

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

Tags: Prisoners, Battle of the Year

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