Long Range Forecast: 'Need For Speed' and 'Tyler Perry's The Single Mom's Club'
Featured Stories - on January 17, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff
This week, BoxOffice adds Need For Speed and Tyler Perry's The Single Mom's Club to our Long Range Forecast.
Need For Speed
- The video game series on which this is (very loosely) based is immensely popular.
- Aaron Paul brings along lot of fans thanks to his star-marking turn in Breaking Bad.
- The Resident Evil games gave birth to a very lucrative film franchise. Could Need for Speed be next?
- Many moviegoers will be quick to label Need for Speed as a Fast & Furious rip-off. Drawing comparisons to that mega franchise will not be easy to overcome.
- Outside of the Resident Evil franchise, video game adaptations have a spotty track record. See Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and Silent Hill, just to name a few.
Tyler Perry's The Single Mom's Club
- Tyler Perry succeeded in March 2013 with Temptation. A return to that month makes sense.
- Women are driving the box office in a major way lately, so they might flock to this tale of strong women fighting adversity.
- Tyler Perry's drawing power is looking weak after the poor performance of A Madea Christmas.
- While the cast is full of recognizable faces, it doesn't boast a single established draw at the box office.
Notable changes this week include: I, Frankenstein (down), Labor Day (down), Endless Love (down).
|Title||Release Date||Distributor||First Weekend of Wide Release||Cumulative|
|Need For Speed||Mar 14, 2014||Disney / DreamWorks
|Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club||Mar 14, 2014||Lionsgate
|Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Mar 7, 2014||Fox / DreamWorks Animation
|300: Rise of an Empire||Mar 7, 2014||Warner Bros.
|Son of God||Feb 28, 2014||Fox
|Welcome to Yesterday||Feb 28, 2014||Paramount
|Non-Stop (2014)||Feb 28, 2014||Universal
|3 Days to Kill||Feb 21, 2014||Relativity Media
|Pompeii||Feb 21, 2014||Sony / TriStar
|Vampire Academy||Feb 14, 2014||Weinstein Company
|About Last Night||Feb 14, 2014||Sony / Screen Gems
|Endless Love (2014)||Feb 14, 2014||Universal
|Winter's Tale||Feb 14, 2014||Warner Bros.
|Robocop (2014)||Feb 12, 2014||Sony / Columbia
|The Monuments Men||Feb 7, 2014||Sony / Columbia
|The LEGO Movie||Feb 7, 2014||Warner Bros.
|That Awkward Moment||Jan 31, 2014||Focus / FilmDistrict
|Labor Day (2013)||Jan 31, 2014||Paramount
|I, Frankenstein||Jan 24, 2014||Lionsgate
Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.