Weekly Anticipation Index: 'Cop Out'

Featured Stories - on December 26, 2009 by Phil Contrino

Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan will join forces in director Kevin Smith's Cop Out this February.

This week, we've added Cop Out to our Anticipation Index. The Warner Bros. release is set to hit theaters on February 26.


Cop Out, formerly known as A Couple of Dicks, is the latest film from Kevin Smith, and it marks the first time that the New Jersey native has not written his own material. Smith has a limited appeal at the box office. Without adjusting for inflation, 2008's Zack and Miri Make a Porno is his biggest hit and it grossed a paltry $31 million domestically.

The combination of Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan should help Smith grab his largest audience yet. Willis has a decent track record when it comes to comedies considering that The Whole Nine Yards and Bandits were mid-level hits. As for Morgan, he's gained a stronger following thanks to his hilarious presence on NBC's 30 Rock.

Check out our prediction for Cop Out as well as other films in the table below.


Weekly Anticipation Index, December 26, 2009
Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Daybreakers January 8 Lionsgate $12M $30M
Leap Year January 8 Universal $14M $50M
Youth in Revolt January 8 The Weinstein Company $10M $28M
The Book of Eli January 15 Warner Bros. $33M* $80M
The Lovely Bones January 15 (wide) Paramount $14M* $40M
The Spy Next Door January 15 Lionsgate $19M* $50M
The Tooth Fairy January 22 20th Century Fox $20M $65M
Legion January 22 Screen Gems $14M $37M
Extraordinary Measures January 22 CBS Films $13M $40M
Edge of Darkness January 29 Warner Bros. $22M $70M
When in Rome January 29 Disney $14M $42M
Dear John February 5 Screen Gems $17M $60M
From Paris with Love February 5 Lionsgate $13M $42M
Valentine's Day February 12 New Line $37M* $100M
The Wolfman February 12 Universal $25M* $60M
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief February 12 Fox 2000 $23M* $65M
Shutter Island February 19 Paramount $25M $75M
Cop Out February 26 Warner Bros. $15M $45M


*= four-day weekend

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.


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