Weekend Forecast: 'I, Frankenstein'

Featured Stories - on January 22, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

if.pngAfter a fantastic holiday frame, look for things to slow down this week as I, Frankenstein represents the only new release. The lack of any football playoffs should be an advantage for many films on Sunday.

I, Frankenstein

PROS:

- Aaron Eckhart brings a necessary familiar face to this genre film thanks to his star turns in The Dark Knight and Battle: Los Angeles.
- The IMAX release should boost receipts this weekend.
- Flixster activity is noticeably strong.

CONS:

- With so many male-oriented films dominating the market right now, there's not much room left for another one.
- Online reactions to the trailers have been less than kind.
- Eckhart, though a star in his own right, isn't a guaranteed draw.
- Twitter and Facebook activity have been sorely lacking.

Check out our full weekend forecast in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, Jan. 26
Ride Along Jan 17, 2014 Universal
$20,500,000 $74,300,000
I, Frankenstein Jan 24, 2014 Lionsgate
$15,300,000 $15,300,000
The Nut Job Jan 17, 2014 Open Road
$13,300,000 $41,300,000
Lone Survivor Dec 25, 2013 Universal
$13,200,000 $94,000,000
Frozen (2013) Nov 22, 2013 Disney
$9,500,000 $348,200,000
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Jan 17, 2014 Paramount
$9,300,000 $30,500,000
American Hustle Dec 13, 2013 Sony / Columbia
$7,300,000 $127,100,000
August: Osage County Dec 27, 2013 Weinstein Company
$5,200,000 $26,600,000
The Wolf of Wall Street Dec 25, 2013 Paramount
$4,800,000 $97,700,000
Devil's Due Jan 17, 2014 Fox
$3,000,000 $13,000,000

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

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