Long Range Forecast: 'The Expendables 3'

Featured Stories - on June 20, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

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Sylvester Stallone and Co. return with another installment in The Expendables franchise on August 15. This week BoxOffice takes a closer look at the film's commercial prospects.

The Expendables 3
(Lionsgate)

PROS: 

- Switching gears a little to snag a PG-13 rating after two R-rated films could be good for a financial boost.
- The addition of Harrison Ford to the cast could bring in some more fans, especially now that Ford is generating tons of free publicity due to Star Wars: Episode VII.
- Ronda Rousey and Natalie Burn add a much-needed female presence in this testosterone-fueled franchise.
- Wesley Snipes could help bring in key African-American demos.

CONS:

- Opening after two male-skewing flicks--Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles--will not be an easy task.
- The second film's domestic cume dropped down to $85 million from the $103 million the first film generated. That isn't exactly a sign of a healthy franchise.

Check out our predictions for this film and others in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
The Expendables 3 Aug 15, 2014 Lionsgate
$25,000,000 $72,000,000
As Above, So Below Aug 15, 2014 Universal
$12,000,000 $28,000,000
The Giver Aug 15, 2014 Weinstein Company
$11,000,000 $33,000,000
Let's Be Cops Aug 13, 2014 Fox
$17,000,000 $65,000,000
Step Up All In Aug 8, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Aug 8, 2014 Paramount
$37,000,000 $95,000,000
The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 8, 2014 Disney / DreamWorks
$15,000,000 $59,000,000
Into the Storm Aug 8, 2014 Warner Bros. / New Line
$13,000,000 $35,000,000
Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Disney
$68,000,000 $187,000,000
Get On Up Aug 1, 2014 Universal
$22,000,000 $88,000,000
The Fluffy Movie Jul 25, 2014 Open Road
$4,000,000 $10,000,000
Hercules (2014) Jul 25, 2014 Paramount
$21,000,000 $52,000,000
Lucy Jul 25, 2014 Universal
$28,000,000 $90,000,000
Sex Tape Jul 18, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$26,000,000 $92,000,000
And So It Goes Jul 18, 2014 Clarius Entertainment
$5,000,000 $17,000,000
Planes: Fire and Rescue Jul 18, 2014 Disney
$20,000,000 $74,000,000
The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18, 2014 Universal
$22,000,000 $45,000,000
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes Jul 11, 2014 Fox
$68,000,000 $210,000,000
Earth to Echo Jul 2, 2014 Relativity Media
$10,000,000 $38,000,000
Deliver Us from Evil (2014) Jul 2, 2014 Sony / Screen Gems
$17,000,000 $55,000,000
Tammy Jul 2, 2014 Warner Bros. / New Line
$25,000,000 $105,000,000
Transformers: Age of Extinction Jun 27, 2014 Paramount
$96,000,000 $265,000,000

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

 

Tags: The Expendables 3, predictions

3 Comments

  • ngophuocthinh on 21 June 2014

    Transformers: Age of Extinction_Opening Weekend :120M_Cumulative: 312M
    Tammy_Opening Weekend :35M_Cumulative: 85M
    Hercules (2014)_Opening Weekend :40M_Cumulative: 135M
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)_Opening Weekend :22M_Cumulative: 90M
    Guardians of the Galaxy)_Opening Weekend :55M_Cumulative: 195M
    Sex Tape)_Opening Weekend :7M_Cumulative: 19M
    Dawn of The Planet of The Apes_Opening Weekend :78M_Cumulative: 188M

  • Thanksforyou on 21 June 2014

    My Prediction:
    Transformers: Age of Extinction - 378M
    Guardians of the Galaxy - 220M
    Tammy - 10M
    Dawn of The Planet of The Apes - 160M
    Hercules - 195M

  • Thanksforyou on 22 June 2014

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P-FZLX2LIs

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