Long Range Forecast: 'Cowboys & Aliens,' 'The Smurfs' and 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'

Featured Stories - on June 04, 2011 by Phil Contrino

We've added Cowboys & Aliens, The Smurfs and Crazy, Stupid, Love to our Long Range Forecast this week. All three films are set to hit theaters on July 29.

There's little doubt at this stage that Cowboys & Aliens will win the weekend. Stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford have a quite a bit of drawing power, and Jon Favreau is a trusted director thanks to the first two Iron Man films. The only major drawback is that the action flick's campy premise may have of a tough time finding its footing outside of fanboy circles.

Even though the trailer for The Smurfs causes adults to groan, the film will still be a viable choice for the whole family. Expect a decent opening weekend followed by a relatively quick decline compared to other family-skewing flicks.

Crazy, Stupid, Love will come as a breath of fresh air to adults looking for a low-key dramedy after a summer full of explosions and car chases. This should be a solid mid-level hit.

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

 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Crazy, Stupid, Love Jul 29, 2011 Warner Bros.
$18,000,000 $55,000,000
Cowboys & Aliens Jul 29, 2011 Universal
$29,000,000 $79,000,000
The Smurfs Jul 29, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$23,000,000 $82,000,000
Captain America: The First Avenger Jul 22, 2011 Paramount
$50,000,000 $150,000,000
Friends With Benefits Jul 22, 2011 Sony / Screen Gems
$14,000,000 $42,000,000
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Warner Bros.
$142,000,000 $330,000,000
Horrible Bosses Jul 8, 2011 Warner Bros. / New Line
$18,000,000 $58,000,000
Zookeeper Jul 8, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$33,000,000 $125,000,000
Monte Carlo Jul 1, 2011 Fox
$9,000,000* $22,000,000
Larry Crowne Jul 1, 2011 Universal
$22,000,000* $85,000,000
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Paramount / DreamWorks
$115,000,000* $360,000,000
Bad Teacher Jun 24, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$14,000,000 $45,000,000
Cars 2 Jun 24, 2011 Disney
$80,000,000 $305,000,000
Green Lantern Jun 17, 2011 Warner Bros.
$52,000,000 $135,000,000
Mr. Popper's Penguins Jun 17, 2011 Fox
$22,000,000 $72,000,000
Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer Jun 10, 2011 Relativity Media
$6,000,000 $20,000,000
Super 8 Jun 10, 2011 Paramount
$31,000,000 $100,000,000

*four-day weekend

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Cowboys & Aliens, The Smurfs, Crazy Stupid Love

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