Long Range Forecast: 'By The Sea'

Featured Stories - on September 18, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt team up on screen for the first time since 2005's Mr & Mrs. Smith for By The Sea, a moody drama directed by Jolie Pitt. Will audiences line up to watch the real-life couple on screen? We take a closer look at the film's commercial prospects.

By The Sea
(Universal)

PROS:

- Jolie Pitt proved she's a commercially viable director after the massive success of Unbroken last year.
- Brad & Angelina can generate plenty of publicity without doing more than simply going out in public. Traffic-hungry celebrity websites will be buzzing about this movie.
- It's hard to bet against Universal this year. We are confident that the studio can nurture this film as well.
- If it clicks, this could become part of the Oscar conversation. 

CONS:

- Reactions to the atmospheric first trailer weren't overly enthusiastic.
- If the film is too dark and has too much of an "arthouse" vibe, it could turn off mainstream moviegoers. 
- There's a ton of competition to fight through in November. 

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

Title Release Date (Wide) Distributor First Weekend of Wide Release Cumulative
By the Sea Nov 13, 2015 Universal
$14,000,000 $41,000,000
The 33 Nov 13, 2015 Warner Bros.
$14,000,000 $44,000,000
Rings Nov 13, 2015 Paramount
$13,000,000 $30,000,000
Spectre Nov 6, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$96,000,000 $260,000,000
The Peanuts Movie Nov 6, 2015 Fox
$55,000,000 $222,000,000
Our Brand Is Crisis Oct 30, 2015 Warner Bros.
$9,000,000 $31,000,000
Steve Jobs Oct 23, 2015 Universal
$23,000,000 $92,000,000
The Last Witch Hunter Oct 23, 2015 Lionsgate / Summit
$17,000,000 $42,000,000
Jem and the Holograms Oct 23, 2015 Universal
$7,000,000 $17,000,000
Burnt Oct 23, 2015 Weinstein Company
$9,000,000 $27,000,000
Rock the Kasbah Oct 23, 2015 Open Road
$9,000,000 $35,000,000
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
$16,000,000 $47,000,000
The Walk Oct 9, 2015 Sony / TriStar
$16,000,000 $64,000,000
Pan Oct 9, 2015 Warner Bros.
$19,000,000 $57,000,000
The Martian Oct 2, 2015 Fox
$49,000,000 $180,000,000
Sicario Oct 2, 2015 Lionsgate
$10,000,000 $35,000,000
The Green Inferno Sep 25, 2015 BH Tilt / High Top
$3,000,000 $6,000,000
Hotel Transylvania 2 Sep 25, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$37,000,000 $123,000,000
The Intern Sep 25, 2015 Warner Bros.
$16,000,000 $52,000,000
Everest Sep 25, 2015 Warner Bros.
$22,000,000 $77,000,000

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

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