Weekly Anticipation Index: 'Date Night'

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.


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