Long Range Forecast: 'I Am Number Four,' 'Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son' and 'Unknown'

Featured Stories - on December 18, 2010 by Phil Contrino

iamnumberfourforecast.pngThis week, we've added three new films to the Long Range Forecast. I Am Number Four, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son and Unknown are set to open on February 18.

I Am Number Four is obviously hoping to tap into the same dynamic that has made the Twilight series so strong. The Disney release focuses on an average girl who falls for a guy who has super powers. The success of the film will depend largely on whether or not moviegoers buy Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron. I Am Number Four also comes across as much more action packed than Twilight, which means that it could have a stronger appeal among male moviegoers.

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son should turn into a respectable earner for 20th Century Fox. Lawrence certainly isn't the draw he once was, but the franchise will represent a comfortable choice. The first film made $117.6 million domestically and the sequel made $70.2 million, so expect another drop the third time around.

Liam Neeson will try to bring in audiences for an another action flick with Unknown. Neeson had great success with Taken, and that should spill over into his latest effort.

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Feb 18, 2011 20th Century Fox
$25,000,000* $52,000,000
Unknown (2011) Feb 18, 2011 Paramount
$19,000,000* $49,000,000
I Am Number Four Feb 18, 2011 Disney
$26,000,000* $55,000,000
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Feb 11, 2011 Paramount
$43,000,000 $88,000,000
Just Go With It Feb 11, 2011 Columbia
$37,000,000 $140,000,000
Gnomeo and Juliet Feb 11, 2011 Miramax
$7,000,000 $30,000,000
The Eagle Feb 11, 2011 Focus
$8,000,000 $25,000,000
Sanctum Feb 4, 2011 Universal
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
The Roommate Feb 4, 2011 Screen Gems
$16,000,000 $37,000,000
The Mechanic Jan 28, 2011 CBS Films
$9,000,000 $23,000,000
The Rite Jan 28, 2011 New Line
$11,000,000 $25,000,000
No Strings Attached Jan 21, 2011 Paramount
$22,000,000 $65,000,000
The Dilemma Jan 14, 2011 Universal
$38,000,000 $110,000,000
The Green Hornet Jan 14, 2011 Sony
$25,000,000 $55,000,000
Season of the Witch Jan 7, 2011 Lionsgate
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
Country Strong Jan 7, 2011 Screen Gems
$9,000,000 $32,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

* four-day weekend

Tags: I Am Number Four, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Unknown

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