Long Range Forecast: 'Need For Speed' and 'Tyler Perry's The Single Mom's Club'

Featured Stories - on January 17, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

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This week, BoxOffice adds Need For Speed and Tyler Perry's The Single Mom's Club to our Long Range Forecast. 

Need For Speed

PROS:

- 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? 

CONS:

- 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

PROS:

- 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. 

CONS:

- 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
$21,000,000 $53,000,000
Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club Mar 14, 2014 Lionsgate
$16,000,000 $36,000,000
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mar 7, 2014 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$27,000,000 $102,000,000
300: Rise of an Empire Mar 7, 2014 Warner Bros.
$18,000,000 $43,000,000
Son of God Feb 28, 2014 Fox
$10,000,000 $34,000,000
Welcome to Yesterday Feb 28, 2014 Paramount
$18,000,000 $43,000,000
Non-Stop (2014) Feb 28, 2014 Universal
$21,000,000 $62,000,000
3 Days to Kill Feb 21, 2014 Relativity Media
$12,000,000 $35,000,000
Pompeii Feb 21, 2014 Sony / TriStar
$15,000,000 $36,000,000
Vampire Academy Feb 14, 2014 Weinstein Company
$13,000,000* $25,000,000
About Last Night Feb 14, 2014 Sony / Screen Gems
$28,000,000* $61,000,000
Endless Love (2014) Feb 14, 2014 Universal
$17,000,000* $34,000,000
Winter's Tale Feb 14, 2014 Warner Bros.
$15,000,000* $31,000,000
Robocop (2014) Feb 12, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$25,000,000* $57,000,000
The Monuments Men Feb 7, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$22,000,000 $78,000,000
The LEGO Movie Feb 7, 2014 Warner Bros.
$41,000,000 $150,000,000
That Awkward Moment Jan 31, 2014 Focus / FilmDistrict
$11,000,000 $28,000,000
Labor Day (2013) Jan 31, 2014 Paramount
$6,000,000 $20,000,000
I, Frankenstein Jan 24, 2014 Lionsgate
$16,000,000 $36,000,000

*4-day weekend

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

 

Tags: Tyler Perry's The Single Mom's Club, Need for Speed

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