Long Range Forecast: 'Cinderella'

Featured Stories - on January 16, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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This March, another Disney princess returns to theaters when the Mouse House releases Cinderella. Will the updated version satisfy fans and succeed at the box office or will it be compared unfavorably to other Disney efforts? BoxOffice takes a closer look at the commercial prospects for Cinderella.

Cinderella
(Disney)

PROS: 

- The Cinderella Facebook page boasts nearly 13.4 million likes, and it's growing at a rapid pace. 
- Following the massive success of Frozen and Maleficent, it's clear that demand for Disney stories aimed at women is reaching a new peak.
- The inclusion of a Frozen short film before Cinderella will only boost ticket sales and increase enthusiasm.

CONS:

- It's possible that Insurgent could hinder its staying power a bit. Both films are aimed at key female demos.
- Star Lily James is not an established name yet. (Although, parents will certainly recognize her from Downton Abbey.)

Check out our predictions for this film and others in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Run All Night Mar 13, 2015 Warner Bros.
$13,000,000 $35,000,000
Cinderella (2015) Mar 13, 2015 Disney
$66,000,000 $205,000,000
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Mar 13, 2015 Paramount
$15,000,000 $29,000,000
The Coup Mar 6, 2015 Weinstein Company
$7,000,000 $19,000,000
Chappie Mar 6, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$18,000,000 $55,000,000
Unfinished Business Mar 6, 2015 Fox
$16,000,000 $48,000,000
Focus (2015) Feb 27, 2015 Warner Bros.
$20,000,000 $61,000,000
The Lazarus Effect Feb 27, 2015 Relativity Media
$9,000,000 $21,000,000
The DUFF Feb 20, 2015 Lionsgate / CBS Films
$6,000,000 $15,000,000
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Feb 20, 2015 Paramount
$11,000,000 $28,000,000
McFarland, USA Feb 20, 2015 Disney
$12,000,000 $37,000,000
Fifty Shades of Grey Feb 13, 2015 Universal / Focus
$61,000,000** $148,000,000
Kingsman: The Secret Service Feb 13, 2015 Fox
$23,000,000** $60,000,000
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Feb 6, 2015 Paramount
$31,000,000 $105,000,000
Jupiter Ascending Feb 6, 2015 Warner Bros.
$20,000,000 $53,000,000
Seventh Son Feb 6, 2015 Universal
$8,000,000 $19,000,000
Project Almanac Jan 30, 2015 Paramount
$17,000,000 $43,000,000
The Loft Jan 30, 2015 Open Road
$6,000,000 $16,000,000
Black or White Jan 30, 2015 Relativity Media
$7,000,000 $20,000,000
The Boy Next Door Jan 23, 2015 Universal
$14,000,000 $37,000,000
Mortdecai Jan 23, 2015 Lionsgate
$9,500,000 $25,000,000
Strange Magic Jan 23, 2015 Disney
$6,000,000 $15,000,000

**4-day weekend

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.  

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