Long Range Forecast: 'The Social Network' and 'Let Me In'

Featured Stories - on July 31, 2010 by Phil Contrino

A story about the creation of Facebook and another vampire tale will try to start October off on the right note.

forecast731.pngThis week, we've added two new films to the Long Range Forecast. The Social Network and Let Me In are both set to open on October 1.

Sony is wasting no time pushing The Social Network. The studio has already released two teasers and a theatrical trailer and all three have been well received. Yet even though millions of teenagers around the world use Facebook, David Fincher's film comes across a serious drama that will appeal mostly to adults. The presence of Justin Timberlake may bring in some younger moviegoers, but expect this true story to skew older.

Let Me In is a remake of Let the Right One In, a Swedish vampire flick that certainly has a cult following in North America. The film's theatrical trailer is certainly well put together and it will appeal to horror/suspense fans. At this point, Twilight and Tru Blood have tapped into the vampire craze in a major way. Hopefully the market hasn't dried up by the time Let Me In opens.

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Let Me In Oct 1, 2010 Relativity
$15,000,000 $52,000,000
The Social Network Oct 1, 2010 Sony
$25,000,000 $70,000,000
You Again Sep 24, 2010 Disney
$15,000,000 $50,000,000
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Sep 24, 2010 Warner Bros.
$23,000,000 $80,000,000
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Sep 24, 2010 Fox
$21,000,000 $60,000,000
The Town Sep 17, 2010 Warner Bros.
$9,000,000 $27,000,000
Devil Sep 17, 2010 Universal
$20,000,000 $45,000,000
Easy A Sep 17, 2010 Screen Gems
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
Alpha & Omega Sep 17, 2010 Lionsgate
$11,000,000 $33,000,000
Resident Evil: Afterlife Sep 10, 2010 Screen Gems
$22,000,000 $45,000,000
Machete Sep 3, 2010 Fox
$17,000,000 $40,000,000
The American Sep 1, 2010 Focus
$13,000,000 $40,000,000
Takers Aug 27, 2010 Screen Gems
$12,000,000 $27,000,000
Going the Distance (2010) Aug 27, 2010 New Line
$10,000,000 $25,000,000
The Last Exorcism Aug 27, 2010 Lionsgate
$15,000,000 $37,000,000
Piranha 3D Aug 20, 2010 The Weinstein Company
$13,000,000 $28,000,000
Lottery Ticket Aug 20, 2010 Warner Bros.
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
Nanny McPhee Returns Aug 20, 2010 Universal
$9,000,000 $28,000,000
The Switch (2010) Aug 20, 2010 Miramax
$11,000,000 $33,000,000
Vampires Suck Aug 18, 2010 20th Century Fox
$17,000,000 $40,000,000
The Expendables Aug 13, 2010 Lionsgate
$19,000,000 $47,000,000
Eat Pray Love Aug 13, 2010 Sony
$25,000,000 $95,000,000
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Aug 13, 2010 Universal
$23,000,000 $53,000,000
Step Up 3D Aug 6, 2010 Disney
$22,000,000 $55,000,000
The Other Guys Aug 6, 2010 Sony / Columbia
$36,000,000 $105,000,000

 

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: The Social Network, Let Me In

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