Weekend Forecast: 'The Best Man Holiday'

Featured Stories - on November 13, 2013 by BoxOffice Staff

best.pngUniversal's The Best Man Holiday is this weekend's sole new wide release. Check out our thoughts on its financial potential below.

The Best Man Holiday

PROS:

- The original 1999 film was a modest hit, grossing more than $34 million domestically (about $54 million in 2013 dollars).
- The original and expanded cast includes names who have become more famous since the original film, particularly Terrence Howard.
- Being the only new wide release of the weekend never hurts.

CONS:

- Although it was successful, do audiences still remember The Best Man?
- Aside from the ensemble cast of recognizable names and faces, none of them have been proven box office draws.
- Opening in between Thor: The Dark World and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire could prevent a breakout as audiences may simply take the weekend off. 

Check out our forecast for this weekend's top 10 in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Weekend Gross Domestic Total Through Sunday, Nov. 17
Thor: The Dark World Nov 8, 2013 Disney
$39,000,000 $148,300,000
The Best Man Holiday Nov 15, 2013 Universal
$24,500,000 $24,500,000
Last Vegas Nov 1, 2013 CBS Films
$8,200,000 $46,200,000
Free Birds Nov 1, 2013 Relativity Media
$8,000,000 $41,900,000
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Oct 25, 2013 Paramount
$7,200,000 $89,700,000
Gravity Oct 4, 2013 Warner Bros.
$6,200,000 $240,400,000
Ender's Game Nov 1, 2013 Lionsgate / Summit
$6,000,000 $53,500,000
12 Years a Slave Oct 18, 2013 Fox Searchlight
$5,800,000 $26,100,000
Captain Phillips Oct 11, 2013 Sony / Columbia
$4,200,000 $97,300,000
About Time Nov 1, 2013 Universal
$3,200,000 $11,300,000

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

Tags: Thor: The Dark World, The Best Man Holiday

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