Long Range Forecast: 'The Rite,' 'The Mechanic' and 'Restless'

Featured Stories - on November 20, 2010 by Phil Contrino

theriteforecast.pngThis week, we've added three new releases to the Long Range Forecast. The Rite, The Mechanic and Restless all open on January 28.

The Rite will try to tap into the lucrative exorcism genre. As long as horror junkies are ready for another dose of possession after The Last Exorcism, The Rite should manage to find a modest base.

The Mechanic star Jason Statham's drawing power has been waning a bit, so his latest vehicle probably won't be a huge hit. Then again, the action star could experience a bit of a boost after the success of The Expendables.

Restless is the latest effort from director Gus Van Sant. As an unconventional romance with an indie sensibility it could appeal to the same crowds that flocked to the likes of Once and (500) Days of Summer.

Check out our predictions for these films as well as others:

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
The Rite Jan 28, 2011 New Line
$11,000,000 $25,000,000
Restless (2011) Jan 28, 2011 Sony
$7,000,000 $20,000,000
The Mechanic Jan 28, 2011 CBS Films
$9,000,000 $23,000,000
No Strings Attached Jan 21, 2011 Paramount
$22,000,000 $65,000,000
The Green Hornet Jan 14, 2011 Sony
$22,000,000 $50,000,000
The Dilemma Jan 14, 2011 Universal
$38,000,000 $110,000,000
Season of the Witch Jan 7, 2011 Lionsgate
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
Country Strong Jan 7, 2011 Screen Gems
$9,000,000 $32,000,000
True Grit (2010) Dec 22, 2010 Paramount
$11,000,000 $72,000,000
Gulliver's Travels (2010) Dec 22, 2010 Fox
$13,000,000 $58,000,000
Little Fockers Dec 22, 2010 Universal
$45,000,000 $220,000,000
How Do You Know Dec 17, 2010 Sony / Columbia
$15,000,000 $65,000,000
Yogi Bear Dec 17, 2010 Warner Bros.
$15,000,000 $65,000,000
TRON: Legacy Dec 17, 2010 Disney
$50,000,000 $195,000,000
The Fighter Dec 17, 2010 Paramount
$12,000,000 $58,000,000
The Tourist Dec 10, 2010 Sony / Columbia
$32,000,000 $110,000,000
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Dec 10, 2010 Fox
$36,000,000 $135,000,000



Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: The Rite, The Mechanic, Restless

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