Long Range Forecast: 'Your Highness,' 'Arthur,' 'Hanna' and 'Soul Surfer'

Featured Stories - on February 12, 2011 by Phil Contrino

yourhighnessforecast.pngThis week, we've added four new films to the Long Range Forecast. Your Highness, Arthur, Hanna and Soul Surfer are all set to open on April 8.

Your Highness boasts one of the most impressive young casts of the year. Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel are all at the top of their respective games, and they'll guarantee at least a respectable opening. Unfortunately, Your Highness has too much in common with two recent comedic duds: Land of the Lost and Gulliver's Travels. Both of those films took stars out of their comfort zone in the same way that Your Highness transports its cast into a fantasy setting that is far from what they're used to.

Russell Brand will try to carry Arthur on his shoulders. The comedy will show whether or not the British comedian will have a future as a leading man. We're betting that he's better off sticking to scene-stealing supporting turns.

Hanna and Soul Surfer are shaping up to be two of the spring's biggest duds. Hanna just looks too bizarre for mainstream audiences to digest, while Soul Surfer has two leading starsDennis Quaid and Helen Huntthat are both past their prime in terms of drawing power.

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

 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Hanna Apr 8, 2011 Focus
$4,000,000 $12,000,000
Soul Surfer Apr 8, 2011 Sony / TriStar
$5,000,000 $15,000,000
Your Highness Apr 8, 2011 Universal
$17,000,000 $42,000,000
Arthur (2011) Apr 8, 2011 Warner Bros.
$10,000,000 $27,000,000
Hop Apr 1, 2011 Universal
$18,000,000 $75,000,000
Insidious Apr 1, 2011 FilmDistrict
$9,000,000 $21,000,000
Source Code Apr 1, 2011 Summit
$17,000,000 $55,000,000
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules Mar 25, 2011 Fox
$25,000,000 $70,000,000
Sucker Punch Mar 25, 2011 Warner Bros.
$23,000,000 $55,000,000
Paul Mar 18, 2011 Universal
$12,000,000 $32,000,000
Limitless Mar 18, 2011 Relativity Media
$16,000,000 $50,000,000
The Lincoln Lawyer Mar 18, 2011 Lionsgate
$7,000,000 $23,000,000
Battle: Los Angeles Mar 11, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$37,000,000 $100,000,000
Red Riding Hood Mar 11, 2011 Warner Bros.
$22,000,000 $62,000,000
Mars Needs Moms Mar 11, 2011 Disney
$17,000,000 $60,000,000
Beastly Mar 4, 2011 CBS Films
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
The Adjustment Bureau Mar 4, 2011 Universal
$12,000,000 $30,000,000
Rango Mar 4, 2011 Paramount
$40,000,000 $135,000,000
Hall Pass Feb 25, 2011 Warner Bros.
$14,000,000 $40,000,000
Drive Angry Feb 25, 2011 Summit
$11,000,000 $27,000,000
Unknown (2011) Feb 18, 2011 Paramount
$23,000,000* $58,000,000
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Feb 18, 2011 20th Century Fox
$24,000,000* $50,000,000
I Am Number Four Feb 18, 2011 DreamWorks
$33,000,000* $70,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

*four-day weekend

 

Tags: Your Highness, Hanna, Soul Surfer, Arthur

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