Long Range Forecast: 'Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore' and 'Charlie St. Cloud'

Featured Stories - on May 29, 2010 by Phil Contrino

A sequel aimed at children and a tearjerker will try to end July on a positive note.

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Final Forecast Figures: Marmaduke $27M/$90M; Get Him to the Greek $25M/$72M; Killers $17M/$45M; Splice $8M/$20M

This week, we've added Cata & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore and Charlie St. Cloud to the Long Range Forecast. Both films are set to hit theaters on July 30.

It's been nine years since the first Cats & Dogs was released, which means that a good portion of the new film's target audience wasn't even born when the property was introduced. As a result, brand loyalty isn't going to be a major factor in Kitty Galore's financial performance. Still, the Warner Bros. release represents a comfortable choice for family audiences so its bound to post respectable numbers. The fact that it comes out more than a month after Toy Story 3 is also a plus.

Zac Efron takes a turn into dramatic territory with Charlie St. Cloud, and if moviegoers don't have a problem shedding a tear or two after a summer full of explosions and one-liners then the Universal release should do pretty well. It certainly bodes well for St. Cloud that Efron helped 17 Again become a $64 million domestic hit. The young actor seems to have a bright future ahead of him now that he's leaving his High School Musical beginnings behind.

Check out our predictions for both films as well as others in the table below.

 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Disney
$120,000,000 $390,000,000
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jun 30, 2010 Summit
$95,000,000 $340,000,000
Inception Jul 16, 2010 Warner Bros.
$67,000,000 $220,000,000
The A-Team Jun 11, 2010 Fox
$58,000,000 $155,000,000
The Last Airbender Jul 2, 2010 Paramount
$52,000,000 $145,000,000
Knight and Day Jun 25, 2010 Fox
$40,000,000 $125,000,000
Salt Jul 23, 2010 Sony / Columbia
$38,000,000 $105,000,000
Grown Ups Jun 25, 2010 Sony
$35,000,000 $110,000,000
The Karate Kid (2010) Jun 11, 2010 Columbia Pictures
$35,000,000 $115,000,000
Despicable Me Jul 9, 2010 Universal
$35,000,000 $120,000,000
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Jul 14, 2010 Disney
$30,000,000 $90,000,000
Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore Jul 30, 2010 Warner Bros.
$27,000,000 $90,000,000
Dinner for Schmucks Jul 23, 2010 Paramount (DreamWorks)
$25,000,000 $75,000,000
Predators Jul 9, 2010 Fox
$24,000,000 $50,000,000
Jonah Hex Jun 18, 2010 Warner Bros.
$16,000,000 $40,000,000
Charlie St. Cloud Jul 30, 2010 Universal
$16,000,000 $42,000,000
Ramona and Beezus Jul 23, 2010 Fox
$11,000,000 $30,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Toy Story 3, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Inception, The A-Team, The Last Airbender, Knight and Day, Salt, Grown Ups, The Karate Kid (2010), Despicable Me, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore, Dinner for Schmucks, Predators, Jonah Hex, Charlie St. Cloud, Ramona and Beezus

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