Weekend Forecast: 'Jupiter Ascending', 'Seventh Son', & 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water'

Featured Stories - on February 04, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

feb6pred.pngThe first full weekend of February sees the wide release of three new films.

Jupiter Ascending

PROS:

- Stars Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, and Sean Bean could attract a variety of audiences.
- Warner Bros.' aggressive marketing campaign, as well as its IMAX release, has raised a fair amount of awareness.
- Flixster activity is pacing ahead of Edge of Tomorrow.

CONS:

- Tatum proved with White House Down that even he can't turn every film into a hit.
- The Wachowskis have burnt off most of the goodwill they earned with The Matrix following the release of Speed Racer and the semi-cult hit Cloud Atlas.
- Twitter and Facebook buzz leave something to be desired compared to most big budget sci-fi/fantasy pics.

Seventh Son:

PROS:

- Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore bring their star credentials.
- Flixster activity is solid, more than doubling that of Dracula Untold before release.
- The IMAX release could help tack on extra dollars.

CONS:

- The film's multiple release delays don't offer much confidence in commercial potential.
- Competing against the more strongly-marketed Jupiter also won't do it any favors.
- Twitter and Facebook activity are significantly behind that of Dracula Untold and Hercules.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

PROS:

- Other than Paddington, kids haven't had much to choose from in theaters since the holidays.
- The SpongeBob brand is still relatively healthy.
- Facebook and Twitter buzz are very encouraging heading into opening weekend.

CONS:

- It's been over a decade since the first SpongeBob movie, which earned a modest $85 million domestically. Will families still turn out?
- Flixster fan anticipation leaves much to be desired.

Check out our complete weekend forecast in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, Feb. 8
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Feb 6, 2015 Paramount
$36,500,000 $36,500,000
American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 Warner Bros.
$23,500,000 $281,300,000
Jupiter Ascending Feb 6, 2015 Warner Bros.
$19,000,000 $19,000,000
Seventh Son Feb 6, 2015 Universal
$6,500,000 $6,500,000
Paddington Jan 16, 2015 Weinstein / Dimension
$5,000,000 $57,000,000
Black or White Jan 30, 2015 Relativity Media
$4,500,000 $13,100,000
Project Almanac Jan 30, 2015 Paramount
$4,400,000 $14,900,000
The Wedding Ringer Jan 16, 2015 Sony / Screen Gems
$4,300,000 $54,600,000
The Imitation Game Nov 28, 2014 Weinstein Company
$4,200,000 $74,000,000
The Boy Next Door Jan 23, 2015 Universal
$3,800,000 $30,600,000

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

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