Weekend Forecast: 'Pan' & 'The Walk'
Featured Stories - on October 07, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff
This weekend brings us one new wide release in Pan, plus the wide expansion of The Walk. Our analysis...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
|Hotel Transylvania 2||Sep 25, 2015||Sony / Columbia
|Pan (2015)||Oct 9, 2015||Warner Bros.
|Sicario (2015)||Sep 18, 2015||Lionsgate
|The Intern||Sep 25, 2015||Warner Bros.
|The Walk||Sep 30, 2015||Sony / TriStar
|Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials||Sep 18, 2015||Fox
|Everest (2015)||Sep 18, 2015||Universal
|Black Mass||Sep 18, 2015||Warner Bros.
|The Visit (2015)||Sep 11, 2015||Universal
Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.