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.
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
|The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Jun 30, 2010||Summit
|Inception||Jul 16, 2010||Warner Bros.
|The A-Team||Jun 11, 2010||Fox
|The Last Airbender||Jul 2, 2010||Paramount
|Knight and Day||Jun 25, 2010||Fox
|Salt||Jul 23, 2010||Sony / Columbia
|Grown Ups||Jun 25, 2010||Sony
|The Karate Kid (2010)||Jun 11, 2010||Columbia Pictures
|Despicable Me||Jul 9, 2010||Universal
|The Sorcerer's Apprentice||Jul 14, 2010||Disney
|Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore||Jul 30, 2010||Warner Bros.
|Dinner for Schmucks||Jul 23, 2010||Paramount (DreamWorks)
|Predators||Jul 9, 2010||Fox
|Jonah Hex||Jun 18, 2010||Warner Bros.
|Charlie St. Cloud||Jul 30, 2010||Universal
|Ramona and Beezus||Jul 23, 2010||Fox
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.