Long Range Forecast: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' and 'Winnie the Pooh'
Featured Stories - on May 21, 2011 by Phil Contrino
We've added Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows: Part II and Winnie the Pooh to our Long Range Forecast this week. Both films are set to hit theaters on July 15.
There's no doubt that Deathly Hallows: Part II will be very successful, and it will likely be in close competition with Transformers: Dark of the Moon for the title of most successful domestic earner of the summer. Since it's the last installment in the Potter franchise, Deathly Hallows: Part II should see a lot of repeat business from die-hard fans who want to savor the experience as much as they can.
Expectations are modest for Winnie the Pooh. Opening against Deathly Hallows: Part II won't be easy, and the animated flick isn't going to have a huge appeal outside of families with young children.
Check out our predictions from both in the table below.
Kung Fu Panda 2: $105 million/$310 million
The Hangover Part II: $98 million/$255 million
|Title||Release Date||Distributor||Opening Weekend||Cumulative|
|Winnie the Pooh||Jul 15, 2011||Disney
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II||Jul 15, 2011||Warner Bros.
|Horrible Bosses||Jul 8, 2011||Warner Bros. / New Line
|Zookeeper||Jul 8, 2011||Sony / Columbia
|Monte Carlo||Jul 1, 2011||Fox
|Larry Crowne||Jul 1, 2011||Universal
|Transformers: Dark of the Moon||Jun 29, 2011||Paramount / DreamWorks
|Bad Teacher||Jun 24, 2011||Sony / Columbia
|Cars 2||Jun 24, 2011||Disney
|Mr. Popper's Penguins||Jun 17, 2011||Fox
|Green Lantern||Jun 17, 2011||Warner Bros.
|Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer||Jun 10, 2011||Relativity Media
|Super 8||Jun 10, 2011||Paramount
|X-Men: First Class||Jun 3, 2011||Fox
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.