Long Range Forecast: 'Scream 4' and 'Rio'

Featured Stories - on February 19, 2011 by Phil Contrino

scream4forecast.pngThis week, we've added two new films to the Long Range Forecast. Scream 4 and Rio are both set to open on April 15.

After stumbling late last year with My Soul to Take, director Wes Craven is bound to have a triumphant return thanks to his successful Scream franchise. Early reactions to the film's trailers are quite positive and the horror flick should do well among males and females 18-34. Stars Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere will help bring in younger crowds who weren't old enough to enjoy the first three films in theaters.

Expectations are going to be high for Rio. Director Carlos Saldanha is responsible for the incredibly lucrative Ice Age series, and 20th Century Fox is no doubt hoping that Rio will launch another. The voice cast features Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and Jamie Foxx. That's a strong ensemble, but it won't provide the same kind of boost that Rango will see thanks to Johnny Depp.

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Rio Apr 15, 2011 Fox
$35,000,000 $135,000,000
Scream 4 Apr 15, 2011 Weinstein Company
$50,000,000 $115,000,000
Soul Surfer Apr 8, 2011 Sony / TriStar
$5,000,000 $15,000,000
Your Highness Apr 8, 2011 Universal
$17,000,000 $42,000,000
Hanna Apr 8, 2011 Focus
$4,000,000 $12,000,000
Arthur (2011) Apr 8, 2011 Warner Bros.
$10,000,000 $27,000,000
Hop Apr 1, 2011 Universal
$18,000,000 $75,000,000
Source Code Apr 1, 2011 Summit
$17,000,000 $55,000,000
Insidious Apr 1, 2011 FilmDistrict
$9,000,000 $21,000,000
Sucker Punch Mar 25, 2011 Warner Bros.
$23,000,000 $55,000,000
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules Mar 25, 2011 Fox
$25,000,000 $70,000,000
Limitless Mar 18, 2011 Relativity Media
$16,000,000 $50,000,000
Paul Mar 18, 2011 Universal
$12,000,000 $32,000,000
The Lincoln Lawyer Mar 18, 2011 Lionsgate
$7,000,000 $23,000,000
Mars Needs Moms Mar 11, 2011 Disney
$16,000,000 $55,000,000
Red Riding Hood Mar 11, 2011 Warner Bros.
$22,000,000 $62,000,000
Battle: Los Angeles Mar 11, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$37,000,000 $100,000,000
Rango Mar 4, 2011 Paramount
$42,000,000 $145,000,000
Beastly Mar 4, 2011 CBS Films
$9,000,000 $23,000,000
The Adjustment Bureau Mar 4, 2011 Universal
$12,000,000 $30,000,000
Drive Angry Feb 25, 2011 Summit
$11,000,000 $27,000,000
Hall Pass Feb 25, 2011 Warner Bros.
$15,000,000 $43,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Scream 4, Rio

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