Long Range Forecast: 'Eat Pray Love,' 'The Expendables' and 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World'

Featured Stories - on June 12, 2010 by Phil Contrino

Three radically different films will try to prove that August is not a dumping ground

forecast61210.pngThis weekend, we've added Eat Pray Love, The Expendables and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World to our Long Range Forecast. All three films are set to hit theaters on August 13.

After stumbling recently with Duplicity, Julia Roberts looks to have a hit on her hands with Eat Pray Love. Based on a wildly popular novel, the film should bring in the same type of audience that went for Julie & Julia last August.

The rush of ‘80s nostalgia continues with The Expendables, a film that obviously owes a lot to the type of action extravaganza that was so popular during that decade. Sylvester Stallone has assembled a cast that is every action fan's dream come true from Jason Statham and Jet Li to Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren. Stallone has used his Rocky and Rambo properties to really invigorate his career, and now he may help give birth to a new franchise. Expect this one to be a big, fun, brainless action extravaganza.

Scott Pilgrim already has a loyal following thanks to its source material. The real test for the Michael Cera vehicle will be whether or not it can reach an audience beyond the "fanboy" demographic. If the romance angle appeals to females audiences, then Universal could have a break-out hit on their hands.

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

 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Disney
$120,000,000 $400,000,000
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jun 30, 2010 Summit
$95,000,000 $325,000,000
Inception Jul 16, 2010 Warner Bros.
$67,000,000 $220,000,000
The Last Airbender Jul 1, 2010 Paramount
$52,000,000 $145,000,000
Salt Jul 23, 2010 Sony / Columbia
$38,000,000 $105,000,000
Despicable Me Jul 9, 2010 Universal
$35,000,000 $120,000,000
Grown Ups Jun 25, 2010 Sony
$33,000,000 $100,000,000
The Other Guys Aug 6, 2010 Sony / Columbia
$32,000,000 $95,000,000
Knight and Day Jun 23, 2010 Fox
$28,000,000 $105,000,000
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Jul 14, 2010 Disney
$25,000,000 $95,000,000
Dinner for Schmucks Jul 30, 2010 Paramount (DreamWorks)
$24,000,000 $70,000,000
Predators Jul 9, 2010 Fox
$24,000,000 $50,000,000
Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore Jul 30, 2010 Warner Bros.
$23,000,000 $80,000,000
Eat Pray Love Aug 13, 2010 Sony
$23,000,000 $85,000,000
Step Up 3D Aug 6, 2010 Disney
$22,000,000 $55,000,000
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Aug 13, 2010 Universal
$21,000,000 $50,000,000
The Expendables Aug 13, 2010 Lionsgate
$19,000,000 $47,000,000
Jonah Hex Jun 18, 2010 Warner Bros.
$16,000,000 $40,000,000
Ramona and Beezus Jul 23, 2010 Fox
$11,000,000 $30,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Toy Story 3, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Inception, The Last Airbender, Salt, Despicable Me, Grown Ups, The Other Guys, Knight and Day, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Dinner for Schmucks, Predators, Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore, Eat Pray Love, Step Up 3D, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Expendables, Jonah Hex, Ramona and Beezus

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