Long Range Forecast: 'Puss In Boots,' 'Tower Heist' and 'A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas'

Featured Stories - on September 10, 2011 by Phil Contrino

We've added Puss In Boots, Tower Heist and A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas to the Long Range Forecast. All three films are set to open on November 4.

We're giving a slight edge to Puss In Boots right now. After a relatively mediocre summer for family films, Puss should be able to capitalize on an under-served market. Even though the Shrek franchise as a whole ran out of steam by the fourth film it still managed to rake in $752 million. That means Puss In Boots still has a huge base to appeal to.

The combination of Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy makes Tower Heist pretty much unstoppable. Anything less than a $35 million debut will be seen as a massive disappointment.

Expectations are modest for A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas. Only very loyal fans of the franchise will fork over the extra price for this gimmicky 3D release.

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Puss in Boots (2011) Nov 4, 2011 Paramount / DreamWorks
$40,000,000 $125,000,000
Tower Heist Nov 4, 2011 Universal
$38,000,000 $130,000,000
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Nov 4, 2011 Warner Bros. / New Line
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
The Rum Diary Oct 28, 2011 FilmDistrict
$15,000,000 $38,000,000
Anonymous Oct 28, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$12,000,000 $36,000,000
In Time Oct 28, 2011 Fox
$19,000,000 $53,000,000
Johnny English Reborn Oct 28, 2011 Universal
$5,000,000 $15,000,000
The Three Musketeers (2011) Oct 21, 2011 Summit
$14,000,000 $42,000,000
Paranormal Activity 3 Oct 21, 2011 Paramount
$34,000,000 $73,000,000
Footloose (2011) Oct 14, 2011 Paramount
$20,000,000 $57,000,000
The Thing (2011) Oct 14, 2011 Universal
$17,000,000 $42,000,000
The Big Year Oct 14, 2011 Fox
$14,000,000 $45,000,000
The Ides of March Oct 7, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
Real Steel Oct 7, 2011 Disney / DreamWorks
$27,000,000 $70,000,000
Dream House Sep 30, 2011 Universal
$16,000,000 $50,000,000
50/50 Sep 30, 2011 Summit
$13,000,000 $38,000,000
What's Your Number? Sep 30, 2011 Fox
$12,000,000 $35,000,000
Courageous Sep 30, 2011 Sony / TriStar
$4,000,000 $17,000,000
Killer Elite Sep 23, 2011 Open Road
$12,000,000 $30,000,000
Abduction Sep 23, 2011 Lionsgate
$15,000,000 $37,000,000
Moneyball Sep 23, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$18,000,000 $63,000,000
Dolphin Tale Sep 23, 2011 Warner Bros.
$9,000,000 $32,000,000
I Don't Know How She Does It Sep 16, 2011 Weinstein Company
$6,000,000 $16,000,000
Straw Dogs (2011) Sep 16, 2011 Sony / Screen Gems
$7,000,000 $19,000,000
The Lion King 3D Sep 16, 2011 Disney
$15,000,000 $31,000,000
Drive (2011) Sep 16, 2011 FilmDistrict
$16,000,000 $53,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Puss In Boots, Tower Heist, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

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