Long Range Forecast: 'Dream House,' 'What's Your Number,' '50/50' and 'Courageous'

Featured Stories - on August 06, 2011 by Phil Contrino

dreamhouseforecast.pngWe've added Dream House, What's Your Number, 50/50 and Courageous to our Long Range Forecast. All four films are set to open on September 30.

Dream House will receive tons of publicity thanks to the fact that stars Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are now married--never a bad thing. Another plus is that fans of psychological horror will look to Dream House as a breath of fresh air after the campiness of Final Destination 5 and Shark Night 3D. Expect this one to be a solid, mid-level hit.

As far as romantic comedies go, What's Your Number doesn't exactly come across as groundbreaking. Still, there's always room for a safe date-night option, and What's Your Number should fill that need nicely.

50/50 walks on tough terrain. Making a dark comedy about cancer is going to turn off a lot of people who are used to seeing co-star Seth Rogen in lighter fair. 50/50 should manage to find a decent audience among twentysomethings who aren't afraid to mix a little doom and gloom with their laughs.

Courageous may not open to huge numbers, but it will stick around for a while as word spreads to faith-based patrons. The police officer flick is gunning for the same audience that lined up for Fireproof and To Save a Life.

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

 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Courageous Sep 30, 2011 Sony / TriStar
$4,000,000 $17,000,000
What's Your Number Sep 30, 2011 Fox
$12,000,000 $35,000,000
Dream House Sep 30, 2011 Universal
$17,000,000 $55,000,000
50/50 Sep 30, 2011 Summit
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
Dolphin Tale Sep 23, 2011 Warner Bros.
$7,000,000 $25,000,000
Moneyball Sep 23, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$17,000,000 $60,000,000
Abduction Sep 23, 2011 Lionsgate
$13,000,000 $32,000,000
Killer Elite Sep 23, 2011 Open Road
$12,000,000 $30,000,000
Drive (2011) Sep 16, 2011 FilmDistrict
$13,000,000 $42,000,000
The Lion King (2011 re-issue) Sep 16, 2011 Disney
$7,000,000 $20,000,000
Straw Dogs (2011) Sep 16, 2011 Sony / Screen Gems
$8,000,000 $22,000,000
I Don't Know How She Does It Sep 16, 2011 Weinstein Company
$7,000,000 $20,000,000
Warrior (2011) Sep 9, 2011 Lionsgate
$9,000,000 $31,000,000
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star Sep 9, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$4,000,000 $9,000,000
Contagion Sep 9, 2011 Warner Bros.
$22,000,000 $70,000,000
Apollo 18 Sep 2, 2011 Weinstein Company
$16,000,000 $35,000,000
Shark Night 3D Sep 2, 2011 Relativity Media
$8,000,000 $17,000,000
The Debt Aug 31, 2011 Focus
$10,000,000 $25,000,000
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Aug 26, 2011 FilmDistrict
$14,000,000 $38,000,000
Colombiana Aug 26, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$6,000,000 $15,000,000
Our Idiot Brother Aug 26, 2011 Weinstein Company
$9,000,000 $25,000,000
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
$19,000,000 $65,000,000
Conan the Barbarian (2011) Aug 19, 2011 Lionsgate
$18,000,000 $42,000,000
Fright Night (2011) Aug 19, 2011 DreamWorks
$17,000,000 $40,000,000
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Aug 12, 2011 Fox
$8,000,000 $18,000,000
Final Destination 5 Aug 12, 2011 Warner Bros. / New Line
$22,000,000 $48,000,000
30 Minutes or Less Aug 12, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$16,000,000 $53,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Dream House, What's Your Number, 50/50, Courageous

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