Weekend Forecast: 'San Andreas' & 'Aloha'
Featured Stories - on May 27, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff
May comes to a close this weekend with two new wide releases.
- Dwayne Johnson's star power has never been bigger than it is right now, thanks largely to the Fast & Furious franchise.
- The lack of any major breakouts over Memorial Day weekend could give way to a surprise performance here.
- Facebook activity is very respectable with over 473,000 fans entering Wednesday - comparable to Hercules and more than Edge of Tomorrow.
- Disaster flicks aren't the box office events that they used to be in the 1990s and early 2000s. See last year's Into the Storm.
- Twitter buzz leaves much to be desired, falling well short of overall activity versus most comparison titles.
- Reviews are already looking to fall largely on the negative side; that's bad news in an already crowded action market.
- The ensemble cast led should be very appealing to adult audiences looking for a break from action fests.
- Bradley Cooper in particular could be a drawing factor with this being his first film to open since American Sniper.
- The review embargo not being lifted until the day before release is a major sign of concern.
- Twitter activity falls short of This Is Where I Leave You, and is even further behind on Facebook with a paltry 36,500 fans.
Top 10 Forecast
For the weekend, BoxOffice projects a $123 million haul from the top ten films -- down 22 percent from the same weekend last year, which pulled $157.68 million, led by the $69.4 million debut of Maleficent.
Check out our complete weekend forecast in the table below.
|Title||Release Date||Distributor||Weekend||Domestic Total through Sunday, May 31|
|San Andreas||May 29, 2015||Warner Bros. / New Line
|Tomorrowland||May 22, 2015||Disney
|Pitch Perfect 2||May 15, 2015||Universal
|Mad Max: Fury Road||May 15, 2015||Warner Bros.
|Aloha||May 29, 2015||Sony / Columbia
|Avengers: Age of Ultron||May 1, 2015||Disney
|Poltergeist (2015)||May 22, 2015||Fox
|Hot Pursuit (2015)||May 8, 2015||Warner Bros. / New Line
|Far from the Madding Crowd||May 1, 2015||Fox Searchlight
|Furious 7||Apr 3, 2015||Universal
Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.