Weekend Forecast: 'Out of the Furnace'
Featured Stories - on December 04, 2013 by BoxOffice Staff
The only wide release scheduled for December 6 is Out of the Furnace, starring Christian Bale.
Out of the Furnace
- The strong ensemble cast led by Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, and Zoe Saldana.
- Director Scott Cooper found great critical acclaim with 2009's Crazy Heart.
- Being the lone new release of the weekend serves as an opportunity for counter-programming against the female-driven Catching Fire and Frozen.
- Aside from Bale's success in the Dark Knight trilogy and The Fighter, he hasn't become a consistent box office draw yet.
- Crazy Heart wasn't a big commercial hit, so selling the film as "from the director of..." that pic won't do much to help Furnace.
- In between a busy Thanksgiving weekend and next week's release of the new Hobbit movie means a lot of moviegoers will stay at home.
Check out our forecast for Out of the Furnace and the remainder of this weekend's top 10 in the table below.
|Title||Release Date||Distributor||Opening Weekend||Domestic Total through Sunday, Dec. 8|
|Frozen (2013)||Nov 22, 2013||Disney
|The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Nov 22, 2013||Lionsgate
|Out of the Furnace||Dec 4, 2013||Relativity Media
|Thor: The Dark World||Nov 8, 2013||Disney
|The Best Man Holiday||Nov 15, 2013||Universal
|Homefront||Nov 27, 2013||Open Road
|Delivery Man||Nov 22, 2013||Disney / DreamWorks
|The Book Thief||Nov 8, 2013||Fox
|Philomena||Nov 22, 2013||Weinstein Company
|Black Nativity||Nov 27, 2013||Fox Searchlight
Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.