Long Range Forecast: 'Jupiter Ascending'

Featured Stories - on May 23, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

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The Wachowskis and Warner Bros. team up yet again on Jupiter Ascending, a new sci-fi flick that rolls out domestically on July 18. Will it mark a return to the box office glory that the Wachowskis/WB experienced with The Matrix trilogy or is going to be a disappointment like Cloud Atlas? BoxOffice takes a closer look at Jupiter Ascending's commercial prospects.

Jupiter Ascending
(Warner Bros.)

PROS:

- The combined drawing power of stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis is not easy to ignore.
- Fans of "smart sci-fi" will likely flock to this in droves.
- The film's trailer promises a healthy mix of action and romance--a combo that could be enticing for date-night crowds.

CONS:

- The Wachowskis have had their share of commercial disappointments since The Matrix trilogy.  
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Opening just one week after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will not be easy.
- The elf ears that Channing Tatum sports in the movie are already being mocked by snarky Internet commenters.

Check out our predictions for these films and others in the table below. Notable changes this week include Maleficent (up) and The Fault In Our Stars (up).

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Planes: Fire and Rescue Jul 18, 2014 Disney
$19,000,000 $71,000,000
Jupiter Ascending Jul 18, 2014 Warner Bros.
$22,000,000 $58,000,000
The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18, 2014 Universal
$20,000,000 $41,000,000
And So It Goes Jul 11, 2014 Clarius Entertainment
$5,000,000 $17,000,000
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes Jul 11, 2014 Fox
$66,000,000 $200,000,000
The Fluffy Movie Jul 11, 2014 Open Road
$4,000,000 $10,000,000
Earth to Echo Jul 2, 2014 Relativity Media
$9,000,000 $35,000,000
Tammy Jul 2, 2014 Warner Bros. / New Line
$25,000,000 $105,000,000
Deliver Us from Evil (2014) Jul 2, 2014 Sony / Screen Gems
$17,000,000 $55,000,000
Transformers: Age of Extinction Jun 27, 2014 Paramount
$115,000,000 $320,000,000
Jersey Boys Jun 20, 2014 Warner Bros.
$15,000,000 $47,000,000
Think Like a Man Too Jun 20, 2014 Sony / Screen Gems
$37,000,000 $95,000,000
22 Jump Street Jun 13, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$55,000,000 $165,000,000
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Jun 13, 2014 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$78,000,000 $298,000,000
The Fault in Our Stars Jun 6, 2014 Fox
$35,000,000 $105,000,000
Edge of Tomorrow Jun 6, 2014 Warner Bros.
$28,000,000 $84,000,000
Maleficent May 30, 2014 Disney
$64,000,000 $195,000,000
A Million Ways to Die in the West May 30, 2014 Universal
$25,000,000 $64,000,000

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

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