Long Range Forecast: 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,' 'Just Go With It,' 'The Eagle' and 'Gnomeo and Juliet'

Featured Stories - on December 11, 2010 by Phil Contrino

justinbiebernews.pngThis week, we've added four new films to the Long Range Forecast. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Just Go With It, The Eagle and Gnomeo and Juliet all open on February 11.

Bieber has inherited the teen sensation crown for Miley Cyrus, and Never Say Never will test whether or not his fans will follow him to movie theaters. The smart money is on Never Say Never easily topping the $31.1 million debut haul of 2008's Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour. Bieber's following is truly massive. For proof, look no further than the nearly 16.7 million supporters of his official Facebook page.

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston will lead Just Go With It to healthy receipts. If the two stars didn't have to compete with rabid Bieber fans they would easily win the weekend. Sandler is on fire after Grown Ups, and Aniston does well when paired with a reliable leading man.

The Eagle will serve as an alternative for action fans who aren't the least bit interested in romantic comedies or concert films. Still, star Channing Tatum is not yet a big enough draw on his own.

Gnomeo and Juliet will suffer from the fact that parents will be too busy taking teens and pre-teens to see Never Say Never to focus on anything for younger children.

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

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Gnomeo and Juliet Feb 11, 2011 Miramax
$7,000,000 $30,000,000
Just Go With It Feb 11, 2011 Sony/Columbia
$37,000,000 $140,000,000
The Eagle Feb 11, 2011 Focus
$8,000,000 $25,000,000
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Feb 11, 2011 Paramount
$43,000,000 $88,000,000
Sanctum Feb 4, 2011 Universal
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
The Roommate Feb 4, 2011 Screen Gems
$16,000,000 $37,000,000
The Mechanic Jan 28, 2011 CBS Films
$9,000,000 $23,000,000
The Rite Jan 28, 2011 New Line
$11,000,000 $25,000,000
No Strings Attached Jan 21, 2011 Paramount
$22,000,000 $65,000,000
The Green Hornet Jan 14, 2011 Sony
$25,000,000 $55,000,000
The Dilemma Jan 14, 2011 Universal
$38,000,000 $110,000,000
Season of the Witch Jan 7, 2011 Lionsgate
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
Country Strong Jan 7, 2011 Screen Gems
$9,000,000 $32,000,000
Gulliver's Travels (2010) Dec 25, 2010 Fox
$12,000,000 $50,000,000
Little Fockers Dec 22, 2010 Universal
$45,000,000 $220,000,000
True Grit (2010) Dec 22, 2010 Paramount
$11,000,000 $68,000,000
How Do You Know Dec 17, 2010 Sony / Columbia
$14,000,000 $63,000,000
Yogi Bear Dec 17, 2010 Warner Bros.
$17,000,000 $85,000,000
The Fighter Dec 17, 2010 Paramount
$12,000,000 $65,000,000
TRON: Legacy Dec 17, 2010 Disney
$55,000,000 $200,000,000

Tags: Just Go With It, Gnomeo and Juliet, The Eagle, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never


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