Long Range Forecast: 'TRON: Legacy,' 'How Do You Know,' 'Yogi Bear' and 'The Fighter'

Featured Stories - on October 09, 2010 by Phil Contrino

TRON Legacy is set to do some serious damage at the box office this December.

tronlegacy.pngThis week, we've added four new films to the Long Range Forecast. TRON Legacy, How Do You Know, Yogi Bear and The Fighter are all set to open on December 17.

TRON Legacy promises to be a huge sci-fi hit. With Disney's marketing muscle behind it, the 3D release should capture a substantial audience. It also doesn't hurt that a built-in fan base exists thanks to the 1982 original film, which has become a cult sensation.

Writer/director James L. Brooks has assembled one of the best ensemble casts of the fall for How Do You Know. The presence of Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson is bound to have moviegoers lining up. The theatrical trailer is also perfectly tailored to draw in date crowds.

Warner Bros. should be worried about Yogi Bear. Early buzz after the release of the theatrical trailer is very negative. Even though Yogi is a recognizable cartoon property, that doesn't guarantee that it will be a hit. For proof, look no further than the disastrous performance of Dudley Do-Right and The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle.

The Fighter is already generating Oscar buzz. The Academy tends to love inspiration boxing stories, and so do audiences. If The Fighter can tap into the same emotional current that made Million Dollar Baby a success, then Paramount could have a huge success on their hands.

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Yogi Bear Dec 17, 2010 Warner Bros.
$15,000,000 $65,000,000
How Do You Know Dec 17, 2010 Sony / Columbia
$16,000,000 $70,000,000
The Fighter Dec 17, 2010 Paramount
$12,000,000 $58,000,000
TRON Legacy Dec 17, 2010 Disney
$50,000,000 $195,000,000
The Tourist Dec 10, 2010 Sony / Columbia
$34,000,000 $115,000,000
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Dec 10, 2010 Fox
$36,000,000 $135,000,000
Love and Other Drugs Nov 24, 2010 Fox
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
Tangled Nov 24, 2010 Disney
$37,000,000 $140,000,000
Burlesque Nov 24, 2010 Screen Gems
$9,000,000 $27,000,000
Faster (2010) Nov 24, 2010 CBS
$14,000,000 $42,000,000
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Nov 19, 2010 Warner Bros.
$112,000,000 $315,000,000
The Next Three Days Nov 19, 2010 Lionsgate
$19,000,000 $60,000,000
Unstoppable (2010) Nov 12, 2010 Fox
$23,000,000 $65,000,000
Morning Glory (2010) Nov 12, 2010 Paramount
$14,000,000 $42,000,000
Skyline Nov 12, 2010 Universal
$19,000,000 $55,000,000
For Colored Girls Nov 5, 2010 Lionsgate
$18,000,000 $50,000,000
Due Date Nov 5, 2010 Warner Bros.
$35,000,000 $120,000,000
Megamind Nov 5, 2010 DreamWorks
$50,000,000 $170,000,000
Saw 3D Oct 29, 2010 Lionsgate
$20,000,000 $37,000,000
Paranormal Activity 2 Oct 22, 2010 Paramount
$26,000,000 $58,000,000
Hereafter Oct 22, 2010 Warner Bros.
$14,000,000 $50,000,000
Red (2010) Oct 15, 2010 Summit
$15,000,000 $45,000,000
Jackass 3D Oct 15, 2010 MTV
Paramount
$32,000,000 $80,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

 

 

Tags: TRON: Legacy, How Do You Know, Yogi Bear, The Fighter

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