Long Range Forecast: 'Ted 2'

Featured Stories - on May 01, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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After the disappointing performance of last summer's A Million Ways To Die in the West, writer/director Seth MacFarlane returns to safe territory with Ted 2. Will Universal's comedy follow in the footsteps of The Hangover Part II and 22 Jump Street? This week BoxOffice takes a closer look at the commercial prospects for Ted 2.

Ted 2
(Universal)

PROS:

- The first film earned a whopping $549.9 million globally back in 2012. That's a strong base to build on.
- Mark Wahlberg is as popular as ever following the success of Transformers: Age of Extinction last year.
- Reaction on Facebook and Twitter to the trailer have been quite positive
- The film wisely used a Tom Brady cameo to successfully launch the marketing campaign during the Super Bowl

CONS: 

- If fans don't think Ted 2 is as funny as its predecessor, then that could hinder grosses.
- Jurassic World could end up stealing some attention away if it overperforms.

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

Title Release Date Distribuitor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Ted 2 Jun 26, 2015 Universal
$59,000,000 $180,000,000
Max Jun 26, 2015 Warner Bros.
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
Dope Jun 19, 2015 Open Road
$6,000,000 $19,000,000
Inside Out (2015) Jun 19, 2015 Disney
$71,000,000 $280,000,000
Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Universal
$85,000,000 $233,000,000
Insidious: Chapter 3 Jun 5, 2015 Focus
$25,000,000 $55,000,000
Spy Jun 5, 2015 Fox
$38,000,000 $142,000,000
Entourage Jun 3, 2015 Warner Bros.
$15,000,000 $43,000,000
Aloha May 29, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$28,000,000 $85,000,000
San Andreas May 29, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$29,000,000 $80,000,000
Tomorrowland May 22, 2015 Disney
$45,000,000* $138,000,000
Poltergeist May 22, 2015 Fox
$34,000,000* $77,000,000
Pitch Perfect 2 May 15, 2015 Universal
$45,000,000 $130,000,000
Mad Max: Fury Road May 15, 2015 Warner Bros.
$38,000,000 $125,000,000
Hot Pursuit May 8, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$18,000,000 $58,000,000

*4-day weekend

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

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