Long Range Forecast: 'Bridge of Spies'

Featured Stories - on August 21, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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A prime cut of Oscar bait hits theaters on October 16 when Bridge of Spies opens. Will the latest Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks collaboration connect in a big way? This week we take a closer at the film's commercial prospects.

Bridge of Spies
(Disney/DreamWorks)

PROS:

- The combined trust that Hanks and Spielberg have earned over the years is the film's strongest asset.
- Adults will be craving serious dramas at this point in the year.
- Oscar buzz is bound to help boost the "must-see" factor for this one.

CONS:

- Hanks is not the reliable draw he once was. He's had his share of duds in recent years.
- Competition from Everest, The Walk and especially The Martian will not be easy to deal with.

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

Title Release Date Distributor First Weekend of Wide Release Cumulative
Bridge of Spies Oct 16, 2015 Disney / DreamWorks
$19,000,000 $75,000,000
Goosebumps Oct 16, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$18,000,000 $59,000,000
Crimson Peak Oct 16, 2015 Universal
$19,000,000 $57,000,000
Pan Oct 9, 2015 Warner Bros.
$19,000,000 $57,000,000
Steve Jobs Oct 9, 2015 Universal
$21,000,000 $77,000,000
The Martian Oct 2, 2015 Fox
$46,000,000 $172,000,000
The Walk Sep 30, 2015 Sony / TriStar
$16,000,000## $64,000,000
Hotel Transylvania 2 Sep 25, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$39,000,000 $128,000,000
The Intern Sep 25, 2015 Warner Bros.
$14,000,000 $48,000,000
The Green Inferno Sep 25, 2015 BH Tilt / High Top
$4,000,000 $8,000,000
Black Mass Sep 18, 2015 Warner Bros.
$20,000,000 $68,000,000
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Sep 18, 2015 Fox
$47,000,000 $130,000,000
Everest Sep 18, 2015 Universal
$19,000,000# $55,000,000
Captive Sep 18, 2015 Paramount
$5,500,000 $14,000,000
Sicario Sep 18, 2015 Lionsgate
$9,000,000# $30,000,000
The Visit Sep 11, 2015 Universal
$12,000,000 $29,000,000
The Perfect Guy Sep 11, 2015 Sony / Screen Gems
$15,000,000 $34,000,000
The Transporter Refueled Sep 4, 2015 EuropaCorp Films
$10,000,000** $23,000,000
A Walk in the Woods Sep 2, 2015 Broad Green Pictures
$3,300,000** $10,000,000
War Room Aug 28, 2015 Sony / TriStar
$6,000,000 $18,000,000
We Are Your Friends Aug 28, 2015 Warner Bros.
$10,000,000 $27,000,000
No Escape Aug 26, 2015 Weinstein Company
$5,000,000* $14,000,000

*3-day weekend
**4-day weekend

# Expands wide on Sep. 25
## Expands wide on Oct. 9

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

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