Long Range Forecast: 'Zookeeper' and 'Horrible Bosses'

Featured Stories - on May 14, 2011 by Phil Contrino

longrangeforecast51411.pngZookeeper star Kevin James has a solid track record when it comes to films aimed at families: Paul Blart was a $120 million domestic hit, and Grown Ups brought in $162 million. As a result, expectations will be high for Zookeeperanything less than $100 million domestically will be seen as a disappointment. Echoes of the Night at the Museum franchise will also fan the flames. This one sounds like a no-brainer, and reaching $100 million shouldn't be an issue.

Horrible Bosses could turn into one of the summer's biggest sleeper hits. The cast is excellent, and it has a great high-concept premise. Stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are all on the cusp of becoming bigger draws and this could be the film that does it for them. Supporting turns from Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston are a serious asset. We're staying cautiously optimistic about this one for now, but keep an eye on it.

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Horrible Bosses Jul 8, 2011 Warner Bros. / New Line
$18,000,000 $58,000,000
Zookeeper Jul 8, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$33,000,000 $125,000,000
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jul 1, 2011 Paramount / DreamWorks
$164,000,000* $350,000,000
Monte Carlo Jul 1, 2011 Fox
$9,000,000* $22,000,000
Larry Crowne Jul 1, 2011 Universal
$22,000,000* $85,000,000
Bad Teacher Jun 24, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$13,000,000 $42,000,000
Cars 2 Jun 24, 2011 Disney
$80,000,000 $305,000,000
Green Lantern Jun 17, 2011 Warner Bros.
$43,000,000 $120,000,000
Mr. Popper's Penguins Jun 17, 2011 Fox
$20,000,000 $65,000,000
Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer Jun 10, 2011 Relativity Media
$7,000,000 $23,000,000
Super 8 Jun 10, 2011 Paramount
$42,000,000 $135,000,000
X-Men: First Class Jun 3, 2011 Fox
$70,000,000 $155,000,000
The Hangover Part II May 26, 2011 Warner Bros.*
$95,000,000 $250,000,000
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
$100,000,000 $260,000,000

*four-day weekend

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Zookeeper, Horrible Bosses

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