Long Range Forecast: 'Fantastic Four'

Featured Stories - on June 12, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

ff.pngAugust is set to open up with four new wide releases kicking off the final month of summer. Leading the charge will be Fox's Fantastic Four reboot, which aims to rekindle a franchise that hasn't been on the big screen in eight years. Our early forecast...

Fantastic Four

PROS:

- Rebooting the franchise with a cast of acclaimed young actors is a very wise move.
- The shift to a "grittier", dramatic tone is something fans of the series have wanted since the more colorful, kid-friendly take of the original two movies.
- Social media activity is quite strong this far out with Twitter activity ahead of where Guardians of the Galaxy was at, and a Flixster vote total over 100,000 already.

CONS:

- Waves of negative buzz have been building lately, largely driven by rumors surrounding the director's on-set approach.
- The late summer market looks competitive enough as is, so Fantastic Four will really need to deliver in order to stand out.
- Reboots are a dime-a-dozen these days... will casual viewers care about another Fantastic Four movie? 

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
The Gift (2015) Aug 7, 2015 STX Entertainment
$5,000,000 $12,000,000
Ricki and the Flash Aug 7, 2015 Sony / TriStar
$15,000,000 $54,000,000
Fantastic Four (2015) Aug 7, 2015 Fox
$49,000,000 $114,000,000
Shaun the Sheep Movie Aug 7, 2015 Lionsgate
$8,000,000 $27,000,000
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Jul 31, 2015 Paramount
$71,000,000 $197,000,000
Vacation (2015) Jul 29, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$27,000,000 $115,000,000
Paper Towns Jul 24, 2015 Fox
$32,000,000 $86,000,000
Pixels Jul 24, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$57,000,000 $190,000,000
Southpaw Jul 24, 2015 Weinstein Company
$14,000,000 $50,000,000
Ant-Man Jul 17, 2015 Disney
$58,000,000 $147,000,000
Trainwreck Jul 17, 2015 Universal
$30,000,000 $110,000,000
The Gallows Jul 10, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$11,000,000 $25,000,000
Self/Less Jul 10, 2015 Focus
$5,500,000 $14,000,000
Minions Jul 10, 2015 Universal
$83,000,000 $300,000,000
Magic Mike XXL Jul 1, 2015 Warner Bros.
$29,000,000 $101,000,000
Terminator Genisys Jul 1, 2015 Paramount
$32,000,000 $107,000,000
Ted 2 Jun 26, 2015 Universal
$59,000,000 $180,000,000
Max (2015) Jun 26, 2015 Warner Bros.
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
Dope Jun 19, 2015 Open Road
$8,000,000 $26,000,000

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

Tags: The Gift, Shaun the Sheep Movie, Ricki and the Flash, Fantastic Four, predictions

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