Long Range Forecast: 'Tomorrowland'

Featured Stories - on March 27, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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Director Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol) teams with Disney on an intriguing new sci-fi flick: Tomorrowland. Will the film become a genre classic while raking in serious money? This week BoxOffice takes a closer closer at Tomorrowland's commercial prospects

Tomorrowland
(Disney)

PROS:

- After making a name for himself on Pixar projects, Bird showed that he was just as comfortable with live-action when he took on the Mission: Impossible franchise. The strength of that flick alone is reason to be confident about Tomorrowland.
- This film could appeal to multiple generations thanks to the pairing of a young star (Britt Robertson) with an established one (George Clooney).
- Never underestimate Disney's marketing muscle.
- Tomorrowland's trailers have wisely avoided too many spoilers.

CONS:

- Opening after Avengers: Age of Ultron and Mad Max: Fury Road will not be an easy.
- Debuting an original film in a summer full of franchise efforts is a daunting task.
- For some viewers, the trailers may be too vague.

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Tomorrowland May 22, 2015 Disney
$47,000,000* $143,000,000
Poltergeist May 22, 2015 Fox
$34,000,000* $77,000,000
Mad Max: Fury Road May 15, 2015 Warner Bros.
$38,000,000 $125,000,000
Pitch Perfect 2 May 15, 2015 Universal
$39,000,000 $111,000,000
Hot Pursuit (2015) May 8, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$19,000,000 $58,000,000
Before I Wake May 8, 2015 Relativity Media
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Disney
$217,000,000 $567,000,000
She's Funny That Way May 1, 2015 Clarius Entertainment
$3,000,000 $7,000,000
The Age of Adaline Apr 24, 2015 Lionsgate
$7,000,000 $17,000,000
Little Boy Apr 24, 2015 Open Road
$4,000,000 $10,000,000
Child 44 Apr 17, 2015 Lionsgate / Summit
$6,000,000 $16,000,000
Unfriended Apr 17, 2015 Universal
$23,000,000 $53,000,000
Monkey Kingdom Apr 17, 2015 Disneynature
$5,000,000 $18,000,000
The Longest Ride Apr 10, 2015 Fox
$13,000,000 $34,000,000
Furious 7 Apr 3, 2015 Universal
$119,000,000 $283,000,000

*4-day weekend

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

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