Long Range Forecast: 'I, Frankenstein'

Featured Stories - on November 28, 2013 by BoxOffice Staff

if.pngThis week, BoxOffice adds I, Frankenstein, the only new wide release currently scheduled for January 24, 2014, to our Long Range Forecast.

I, Frankenstein

PROS:

- The same weekend in January has been successful for past genre flicks such as 2013's Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and the Underworld franchise.
- Star Aaron Eckhart helped drive Battle: Los Angeles to a solid $35.6 million opening back in 2011, although that flick was sold more on its premise than its star.
- The film will have the advantage of 3D and IMAX ticket prices to boost revenue.

CONS:

- Early online reactions from the movie community haven't been very positive.
- January is shaping up to see a busy end of the month.
- Eckhart is not reliable draw.

Notable changes on our forecast this week include American Hustle (up) and Anchorman 2 (down on opening weekend now that is coming out on a Wednesday)

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

Title Release Date Distributor First Weekend of Wide Release Cumulative
I, Frankenstein Jan 24, 2014 Lionsgate
$21,000,000 $52,000,000
Ride Along Jan 17, 2014 Universal
$31,000,000** $73,000,000
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Jan 17, 2014 Paramount
$26,000,000** $70,000,000
Devil's Due Jan 17, 2014 Fox
$8,000,000** $17,000,000
The Nut Job Jan 17, 2014 Open Road
$12,000,000** $38,000,000
Hercules: The Legend Begins Jan 10, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$6,000,000 $14,000,000
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Jan 3, 2014 Paramount
$18,000,000 $31,000,000
Lone Survivor Dec 27, 2013 Universal
$26,000,000 $74,000,000
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Dec 25, 2013 Fox
$19,000,000* $90,000,000
Grudge Match Dec 25, 2013 Warner Bros.
$16,000,000* $70,000,000
The Wolf of Wall Street Dec 25, 2013 Paramount
$21,000,000* $100,000,000
47 Ronin Dec 25, 2013 Universal
$11,000,000* $47,000,000
Justin Bieber's Believe Dec 25, 2013 Open Road
$10,000,000* $35,000,000
Walking With Dinosaurs Dec 20, 2013 Fox
$9,000,000 $54,000,000
Her (2013) Dec 18, 2013 Warner Bros.
$7,000,000 $28,000,000
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Dec 18, 2013 Paramount
$50,000,000* $185,000,000
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Dec 13, 2013 Warner Bros. / New Line
$79,000,000 $275,000,000
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Dec 13, 2013 Lionsgate
$26,000,000 $70,000,000
American Hustle Dec 13, 2013 Sony / Columbia
$16,000,000 $90,000,000
Saving Mr. Banks Dec 13, 2013 Disney
$14,000,000 $85,000,000

Out of the Furnace: $10 million/$38 million

*3-day weekend
**4-day weekend 

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

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