Weekly Anticipation Index: 'Robin Hood'

Featured Stories - on March 13, 2010 by Phil Contrino

Universal's Robin Hood will try to do some damage at the box office when it hits theaters in May.

This week, we've added Robin Hood and Letters to Juliet to our Anticipation Index. Both films are scheduled to hit theaters on May 14.


Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott have teamed up for the fifth time to bring audiences their take on a classic character. The relationship has been mostly successful thanks to hits such as Gladiator and American Gangster. However, there was A Good Year, which grossed a paltry $7.5 million domestically. Crowe's star power is certainly dropping quickly, but it looks as though that thanks to a prime release date and the power of an established property, Robin Hood will definitely give him a much needed hit.

Amanda Seyfried is quickly becoming a bankable leading lady. Dear John was the first movie topple Avatar, and it has banked nearly $80 million since opening in February. Summit is hoping that Letters to Juliet will be able to perform as well. The romantic flick should serve as a nice bit of counterprogramming to Iron Man 2 and Robin Hood.

Check out our predictions for Robin Hood and Letters to Juliet as well as other films in the table below.


Weekly Anticipation Index, March 13, 2010
Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
The Bounty Hunter March 19 Sony/Columbia $30M $80M
Diary of Wimpy Kid March 19 20th Century Fox $12M $40M
Repo Men March 19 Universal $8M $21M
Hot Tub Time Machine March 26 MGM $17M $50M
How to Train Your Dragon March 26 DreamWorks Animation $50M $160M
The Last Song March 31 Disney $14M $45M
Clash of the Titans April 2 Warner Bros. $65M $180M
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? April 2 Lionsgate $22M $50M
Date Night April 9 20th Century Fox $40M $125M
Kick-Ass April 16 Lionsgate $30M $75M
Death at a Funeral April 16 Sony/Screen Gems $18M $50M
Oceans April 22 Disney $7M $22M
The Losers April 23 Warner Bros. $18M $40M
The Back-up Plan April 23 CBS Films $10M $27M
A Nightmare on Elm Street April 30 Warner Bros./New Line $36M $70M
Furry Vengeance April 30 Summit $11M $35M
Iron Man 2 May 7 Paramount $140M $390M
Robin Hood May 14 Universal $42M $125M
Letters to Juliet May 14 Summit $14M $38M

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Robin Hood, Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Letters to Juliet, Amanda Seyfried, Weekly Anticipation Index, box office, box office predictions

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