Long Range Forecast: 'Super 8' and 'Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer'

Featured Stories - on April 16, 2011 by Phil Contrino

super8forecast.pngWe've added Super 8 and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer to our Long Range Forecast this week. Both films are set to hit theaters on June 10.

Super 8 is wisely being sold on the power of its filmmakers rather than the strength of its cast. The combination of J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg will lead to plenty of trust from moviegoers looking for Grade A summer escapism. The main cause for concern is that alien invasion flicks have been very hit-and-miss lately. Over the last several months we've seen a major hit in Battle: Los Angeles and a major dud in Skyline

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer will come as a nice bit of counter-programming to all aliens, superheros and car cashes of any summer season, but its prospects will be severely limited by the fact that it will most appeal to only young girls.

Check out our predictions for both films in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Super 8 Jun 10, 2011 Paramount
$42,000,000 $135,000,000
Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer Jun 10, 2011 Relativity Media
$7,000,000 $23,000,000
X-Men: First Class Jun 3, 2011 Fox
$70,000,000 $155,000,000
The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Warner Bros.
$92,000,000 $245,000,000
Kung Fu Panda 2 May 26, 2011 Paramount / DreamWorks
$107,000,000 $320,000,000
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides May 20, 2011 Disney
$110,000,000 $300,000,000
Priest (2011) May 13, 2011 Sony / Screen Gems
$13,000,000 $31,000,000
Bridesmaids May 13, 2011 Universal
$15,000,000 $45,000,000
Jumping The Broom May 6, 2011 Sony / TriStar
$11,000,000 $30,000,000
Thor May 6, 2011 Paramount
$73,000,000 $208,000,000
Fast Five Apr 29, 2011 Universal
$67,000,000 $140,000,000
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Apr 29, 2011 Weinstein Company
$10,000,000 $33,000,000
Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family Apr 22, 2011 Lionsgate
$30,000,000 $68,000,000
Water For Elephants Apr 22, 2011 Fox
$24,000,000 $65,000,000
African Cats Apr 22, 2011 Disneynature
$8,000,000 $25,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

 

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