Long Range Forecast: 'Cowboys & Aliens,' 'The Smurfs' and 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'
Featured Stories - on June 04, 2011 by Phil Contrino
We've added Cowboys & Aliens, The Smurfs and Crazy, Stupid, Love to our Long Range Forecast this week. All three films are set to hit theaters on July 29.
There's little doubt at this stage that Cowboys & Aliens will win the weekend. Stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford have a quite a bit of drawing power, and Jon Favreau is a trusted director thanks to the first two Iron Man films. The only major drawback is that the action flick's campy premise may have of a tough time finding its footing outside of fanboy circles.
Even though the trailer for The Smurfs causes adults to groan, the film will still be a viable choice for the whole family. Expect a decent opening weekend followed by a relatively quick decline compared to other family-skewing flicks.
Crazy, Stupid, Love will come as a breath of fresh air to adults looking for a low-key dramedy after a summer full of explosions and car chases. This should be a solid mid-level hit.
Check out our predictions for these films as well as others in the table below.
|Title||Release Date||Distributor||Opening Weekend||Cumulative|
|Crazy, Stupid, Love||Jul 29, 2011||Warner Bros.
|Cowboys & Aliens||Jul 29, 2011||Universal
|The Smurfs||Jul 29, 2011||Sony / Columbia
|Captain America: The First Avenger||Jul 22, 2011||Paramount
|Friends With Benefits||Jul 22, 2011||Sony / Screen Gems
|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
|Green Lantern||Jun 17, 2011||Warner Bros.
|Mr. Popper's Penguins||Jun 17, 2011||Fox
|Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer||Jun 10, 2011||Relativity Media
|Super 8||Jun 10, 2011||Paramount
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.