BOXOFFICE Forecast: 'Date Night' and 'The Losers'
Featured Stories - on February 06, 2010 by Phil Contrino
Comedy kingpins Steve Carell and Tina Fey join forces for Date Night this April.
This week, we've added Date Night and The Losers to our Anticipation Index. Both films are set to hit theaters on April 9.
Date Night boasts one of the most dynamic pairings of any 2010 release. Steve Carell and Tina Fey are at the top of their games. After finding success on the small screen, both thesps are snagging more and more film roles and their fans are following them. Date Night also has an incredibly strong supporting cast that includes Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig and Mark Ruffalo. The 20th Century Fox release is one of 2010's surest things.
While the cast of The Losers is not nearly as strong as Date Night's, it does come with a built-in audience thanks to the graphic novel on which it's based. The Warner Bros. release should manage to find a sweet spot among the same moviegoers that lined up for Watchmen and the two Hellboy films.
Check out our predictions for Date Night and The Losers as well as other films in the table below.
|Weekly Anticipation Index, February 6, 2010|
|Title||Release Date||Distributor||Opening Weekend||Cumulative|
|Valentine's Day||February 12||New Line||$39M*||$105M|
|The Wolfman||February 12||Universal||$28M*||$65M|
|Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief||February 12||Fox 2000||$23M*||$65M|
|Shutter Island||February 19||Paramount||$28M||$85M|
|Cop Out||February 26||Warner Bros.||$17M||$45M|
|The Crazies||February 26||Overture||$10M||$25M|
|Alice in Wonderland||March 5||Disney||$73M||$210M|
|Green Zone||March 12||Universal||$27M||$75M|
|Remember Me||March 12||Summit||$15M||$35M|
|The Bounty Hunter||March 19||Sony/Columbia||$25M||$73M|
|Season of the Witch||March 19||Lionsgate||$11M||$28M|
|Diary of Wimpy Kid||March 19||20th Century Fox||$12M||$40M|
|Hot Tub Time Machine||March 26||MGM||$12M||$35M|
|How to Train Your Dragon||March 26||DreamWorks Animation||$50M||$155M|
|The Last Song||March 31||Disney||$15M||$45M|
|Clash of the Titans||April 2||Warner Bros.||$65M||$175M|
|Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?||April 2||Lionsgate||$22M||$50M|
|Repo Men||April 2||Universal||$9M||$23M|
|Date Night||April 9||20th Century Fox||$37M||$120M|
|The Losers||April 9||Warner Bros.||$15M||$35M|
*= four-day weekend
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.