Long Range Forecast: 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,' 'Our Idiot Brother' and 'Colombiana'

Featured Stories - on July 02, 2011 by Phil Contrino

myidiotbrotherforecast.pngWe've added Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Our Idiot Brother and Colombiana to the Long Range Forecast this week. All three films are set to open on August 26.

FilmDistrict will try achieve the same level of the success they had with Insidious when they release Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. So far the marketing campaign for the horror flick is giving very little away and that's the right strategy when it comes to selling to jaded audiences who are always looking for something new and unique when it comes to fright flicks.

Our Idiot Brother boasts one of the most impressive comedic ensemble casts of the year. The Weinstein Release is led by Paul Rudd and it co-stars Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Rashida Jones, among others. Rudd has had a couple of big hits recently, but the end of August is a tough time for even a viable leading man to open a film.

Colombiana will surely finish behind Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and Our Idiot Brother this weekend. Star Zoe Saldana's drawing power is still very much in its beginning stages.

 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Colombiana Aug 26, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$6,000,000 $15,000,000
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Aug 26, 2011 FilmDistrict
$14,000,000 $38,000,000
Our Idiot Brother Aug 26, 2011 Weinstein Company
$9,000,000 $25,000,000
Conan the Barbarian (2011) Aug 19, 2011 Lionsgate
$16,000,000 $37,000,000
One Day Aug 19, 2011 Focus
$7,000,000 $20,000,000
Spy Kids: All The Time In The World Aug 19, 2011 Weinstein Company
$17,000,000 $53,000,000
Fright Night (2011) Aug 19, 2011 DreamWorks
$21,000,000 $50,000,000
Final Destination 5 Aug 12, 2011 Warner Bros. / New Line
$24,000,000 $57,000,000
30 Minutes or Less Aug 12, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
Glee Live! 3D! Aug 12, 2011 Fox
$16,000,000 $37,000,000
The Help Aug 10, 2011 DreamWorks
$13,000,000 $48,000,000
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Aug 5, 2011 Fox
$37,000,000 $90,000,000
The Change-Up Aug 5, 2011 Universal
$30,000,000 $115,000,000
Cowboys & Aliens Jul 29, 2011 Universal
$29,000,000 $79,000,000
The Smurfs Jul 29, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$23,000,000 $82,000,000
Crazy, Stupid, Love Jul 29, 2011 Warner Bros.
$18,000,000 $55,000,000
Friends With Benefits Jul 22, 2011 Sony / Screen Gems
$19,000,000 $57,000,000
Captain America: The First Avenger Jul 22, 2011 Paramount
$47,000,000 $140,000,000
Winnie the Pooh Jul 15, 2011 Disney
$10,000,000 $33,000,000
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Warner Bros.
$142,000,000 $330,000,000
Horrible Bosses Jul 8, 2011 Warner Bros. / New Line
$20,000,000 $65,000,000
Zookeeper Jul 8, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$33,000,000 $125,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Our Idiot Brother, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Colombiana

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