Weekend Forecast: 'Pan' & 'The Walk'

Featured Stories - on October 07, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

oct9pred.pngThis weekend brings us one new wide release in Pan, plus the wide expansion of The Walk. Our analysis...

Pan

PROS:

- The Peter Pan mythology is still held generally high as a benchmark of modern folklore.
- The ensemble cast could go a long way toward driving some interest among parents.

CONS:

- Unfortunately, reviews are heading south which isn't good news for a movie that will already have to contend with Hotel Transylvania 2 for family crowds.
- Social media activity significantly trails that of Tomorrowland.

The Walk

PROS:

- Director Robert Zemeckis has a long resume filled with blockbuster hits throughout his career, helping his appeal among 25-and-up crowds.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt similarly has been building a strong resume in recent years as he becomes more and more popular.
- Reviews are noticeably strong.

CONS:

- The film's poor performance in limited IMAX release last weekend was the antithesis of what happened with Everest last month.
- A hit-and-miss marketing campaign isn't doing the film any favors with movies like The Martian and Sicario already competing for a similar adult audience.

Top 10 Forecast

BoxOffice is projecting this weekend's top ten films will collectively bring in approximately $111.2 million. That would mark a 15 percent decline from the same frame last year, whose top ten gross of $131.4 million was anchored by Gone Girl's repeat first place gross of $26.4 million and healthy debuts from Dracula Untold ($23.5 million) and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ($18.4 million).

Check out our complete forecast in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, October 11
The Martian Oct 2, 2015 Fox
$36,000,000 $108,500,000
Hotel Transylvania 2 Sep 25, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$22,500,000 $119,200,000
Pan (2015) Oct 9, 2015 Warner Bros.
$16,500,000 $16,500,000
Sicario (2015) Sep 18, 2015 Lionsgate
$8,200,000 $27,800,000
The Intern Sep 25, 2015 Warner Bros.
$8,000,000 $48,900,000
The Walk Sep 30, 2015 Sony / TriStar
$6,000,000 $8,700,000
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Sep 18, 2015 Fox
$4,600,000 $70,000,000
Everest (2015) Sep 18, 2015 Universal
$3,500,000 $38,800,000
Black Mass Sep 18, 2015 Warner Bros.
$3,400,000 $57,900,000
The Visit (2015) Sep 11, 2015 Universal
$2,500,000 $61,100,000

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

Tags: The Walk, Pan, predictions

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