Long Range Forecast: 'Sucker Punch' and 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules'

Featured Stories - on January 29, 2011 by Phil Contrino

suckerpunch.pngThis week, we've added two new films to our Long Range Forecast. Sucker Punch and Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules are set to hit theaters on March 25.

After a financially unsuccessful detour into animated territory with Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) returns with a gritty, stylized action film in the form of Sucker Punch. The Warner Bros. release is led by a predominantly female cast, which means that it could have more of an appeal outside of the "fanboy" set. Angelina Jolie has recently shown that women are more than capable of opening an action film.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules represents an easy choice for families, but the fact that it is aimed predominantly at young males will stop the latest installment in the franchise from reaching true blockbuster status.

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Sucker Punch Mar 25, 2011 Warner Bros.
$23,000,000 $55,000,000
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules Mar 25, 2011 Fox
$25,000,000 $70,000,000
The Lincoln Lawyer Mar 18, 2011 Lionsgate
$7,000,000 $23,000,000
Paul Mar 18, 2011 Universal
$12,000,000 $32,000,000
Limitless Mar 18, 2011 Universal
$14,000,000 $44,000,000
Red Riding Hood Mar 11, 2011 Warner Bros.
$22,000,000 $62,000,000
Battle: Los Angeles Mar 11, 2011 Columbia
$37,000,000 $100,000,000
Mars Needs Moms Mar 11, 2011 Disney
$17,000,000 $60,000,000
The Adjustment Bureau Mar 4, 2011 Universal
$12,000,000 $30,000,000
Beastly Mar 4, 2011 CBS Films
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
Rango Mar 4, 2011 Paramount
$35,000,000 $115,000,000
Drive Angry Feb 25, 2011 Summit
$11,000,000 $27,000,000
Hall Pass Feb 25, 2011 Warner Bros.
$14,000,000 $40,000,000
Unknown (2011) Feb 18, 2011 Paramount
$19,000,000 $49,000,000
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Feb 18, 2011 20th Century Fox
$25,000,000 $52,000,000
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
The Eagle Feb 11, 2011 Focus
$8,000,000 $25,000,000
Gnomeo and Juliet Feb 11, 2011 Miramax
$10,000,000 $42,000,000
Sanctum Feb 4, 2011 Universal
$9,000,000 $27,000,000
The Roommate Feb 4, 2011 Screen Gems
$19,000,000 $43,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Sucker Punch, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules

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