Long Range Forecast: 'Alpha & Omega,' 'Devil,' 'Easy A' and 'The Town'

Featured Stories - on July 17, 2010 by Phil Contrino

Four new flicks hit theaters during the third weekend of September

forecast71710.pngThis week, we've added Alpha & Omega, Devil, Easy A and The Town to our Long Range Forecast. All four films are set to hit theaters on September 17.

Lionsgate makes its way into the world of 3D animation with Alpha and Omega. While that space is dominated by the major studios, there should still be room for a mini-major to carve out a niche. It also helps that the rest of the weekend's releases are aimed at teenagers and adults, leaving a need for a family flick.

Devil is being sold using M. Night Shyamalan's name, even though he's only responsible for the story. That's something of a risky move considering that Shyamalan lost a lot of support after three straight duds: The Village, Lady in the Water and The Happening. Still, the trailer for Devil is well made and horror fans are bound to eat it up.

Easy A marks the first starring gig for Emma Stone after delivering scene-stealing supporting turns in the likes of Superbad and The Rocker. Teenage comedies have been more miss than hit recently, so don't expect big things here.

The Town is the second directorial effort of Ben Affleck. There's always room for a well-made drama aimed at adult moviegoers, and the trailer for The Town makes it clear that it is exactly that.

Check out predictions for these films as well as others in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
The Town Sep 17, 2010 Warner Bros.
$9,000,000 $25,000,000
Devil Sep 17, 2010 Universal
$21,000,000 $48,000,000
Easy A Sep 17, 2010 Screen Gems
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
Alpha & Omega Sep 17, 2010 Lionsgate
$11,000,000 $33,000,000
Resident Evil: Afterlife Sep 10, 2010 Screen Gems
$25,000,000 $45,000,000
Machete Sep 3, 2010 Fox
$17,000,000 $40,000,000
The American Sep 1, 2010 Focus
$12,000,000 $35,000,000
Takers Aug 27, 2010 Screen Gems
$10,000,000 $22,000,000
Going the Distance (2010) Aug 27, 2010 New Line
$10,000,000 $25,000,000
The Last Exorcism Aug 27, 2010 Lionsgate
$15,000,000 $37,000,000
Nanny McPhee Returns Aug 20, 2010 Universal
$9,000,000 $28,000,000
Piranha 3D Aug 20, 2010 The Weinstein Company
$13,000,000 $28,000,000
The Switch (2010) Aug 20, 2010 Miramax
$12,000,000 $36,000,000
Lottery Ticket Aug 20, 2010 Warner Bros.
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
Vampires Suck Aug 18, 2010 20th Century Fox
$17,000,000 $40,000,000
The Expendables Aug 13, 2010 Lionsgate
$19,000,000 $47,000,000
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Aug 13, 2010 Universal
$23,000,000 $53,000,000
Step Up 3D Aug 6, 2010 Disney
$22,000,000 $55,000,000
The Other Guys Aug 6, 2010 Sony / Columbia
$35,000,000 $110,000,000
Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore Jul 30, 2010 Warner Bros.
$23,000,000 $80,000,000
Dinner for Schmucks Jul 30, 2010 Paramount (DreamWorks)
$22,000,000 $65,000,000
Salt Jul 23, 2010 Sony / Columbia
$42,000,000 $115,000,000
Ramona and Beezus Jul 23, 2010 Fox
$11,000,000 $30,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: The Town, Devil, Easy A, Alpha & Omega, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Machete, The American, Takers, Going the Distance (2010), The Last Exorcism, Nanny McPhee Returns, Piranha 3D, The Switch (2010), Lottery Ticket, Vampires Suck, The Expendables, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Step Up 3D, The Other Guys, Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore, Dinner for Schmucks, Salt, Ramona and Beezus

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