Weekend Forecast: 'Out of the Furnace'

Featured Stories - on December 04, 2013 by BoxOffice Staff

furnace.pngThe only wide release scheduled for December 6 is Out of the Furnace, starring Christian Bale.

Out of the Furnace

PROS:

- The strong ensemble cast led by Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, and Zoe Saldana.
- Director Scott Cooper found great critical acclaim with 2009's Crazy Heart.
- Being the lone new release of the weekend serves as an opportunity for counter-programming against the female-driven Catching Fire and Frozen.

CONS:

- Aside from Bale's success in the Dark Knight trilogy and The Fighter, he hasn't become a consistent box office draw yet.
- Crazy Heart wasn't a big commercial hit, so selling the film as "from the director of..." that pic won't do much to help Furnace.
- In between a busy Thanksgiving weekend and next week's release of the new Hobbit movie means a lot of moviegoers will stay at home. 

Check out our forecast for Out of the Furnace and the remainder of this weekend's top 10 in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, Dec. 8
Frozen (2013) Nov 22, 2013 Disney
$30,500,000 $133,500,000
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 Lionsgate
$30,000,000 $340,300,000
Out of the Furnace Dec 4, 2013 Relativity Media
$7,000,000 $7,000,000
Thor: The Dark World Nov 8, 2013 Disney
$5,000,000 $193,900,000
The Best Man Holiday Nov 15, 2013 Universal
$4,200,000 $68,800,000
Homefront Nov 27, 2013 Open Road
$3,500,000 $15,500,000
Delivery Man Nov 22, 2013 Disney / DreamWorks
$3,300,000 $24,300,000
The Book Thief Nov 8, 2013 Fox
$2,800,000 $12,200,000
Philomena Nov 22, 2013 Weinstein Company
$2,400,000 $8,400,000
Black Nativity Nov 27, 2013 Fox Searchlight
$1,900,000 $7,300,000

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

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