Long Range Forecast: 'I Am Number Four,' 'Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son' and 'Unknown'
Featured Stories - on December 18, 2010 by Phil Contrino
This week, we've added three new films to the Long Range Forecast. I Am Number Four, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son and Unknown are set to open on February 18.
I Am Number Four is obviously hoping to tap into the same dynamic that has made the Twilight series so strong. The Disney release focuses on an average girl who falls for a guy who has super powers. The success of the film will depend largely on whether or not moviegoers buy Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron. I Am Number Four also comes across as much more action packed than Twilight, which means that it could have a stronger appeal among male moviegoers.
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son should turn into a respectable earner for 20th Century Fox. Lawrence certainly isn't the draw he once was, but the franchise will represent a comfortable choice. The first film made $117.6 million domestically and the sequel made $70.2 million, so expect another drop the third time around.
Liam Neeson will try to bring in audiences for an another action flick with Unknown. Neeson had great success with Taken, and that should spill over into his latest effort.
Check out our predictions for these films as well as others below.
|Title||Release Date||Distributor||Opening Weekend||Cumulative|
|Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son||Feb 18, 2011||20th Century Fox
|Unknown (2011)||Feb 18, 2011||Paramount
|I Am Number Four||Feb 18, 2011||Disney
|Justin Bieber: Never Say Never||Feb 11, 2011||Paramount
|Just Go With It||Feb 11, 2011||Columbia
|Gnomeo and Juliet||Feb 11, 2011||Miramax
|The Eagle||Feb 11, 2011||Focus
|Sanctum||Feb 4, 2011||Universal
|The Roommate||Feb 4, 2011||Screen Gems
|The Mechanic||Jan 28, 2011||CBS Films
|The Rite||Jan 28, 2011||New Line
|No Strings Attached||Jan 21, 2011||Paramount
|The Dilemma||Jan 14, 2011||Universal
|The Green Hornet||Jan 14, 2011||Sony
|Season of the Witch||Jan 7, 2011||Lionsgate
|Country Strong||Jan 7, 2011||Screen Gems
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.
* four-day weekend