Long Range Forecast: 'Final Destination 5,' 'Glee Live! 3D!,' '30 Minutes or Less' and 'The Help'

Featured Stories - on June 18, 2011 by Phil Contrino

We've added Final Destination 5, Glee! The 3D Concert Movie, 30 Minutes or Less and The Help to our Long Range Forecast this week. All four films are set to open on August 12.

Audiences can't seem to get enough of the Final Destination franchise. 2009's The Final Destination breathed new life into the property with a $27.4 million opening weekend and a $66.5 million domestic haul. Moviegoers know exactly what to expect from the series, which means that the latest installment represents a safe, easy choice. Expect Final Destination 5 to come reasonably close to matching it predecessor.

Glee Live! 3D! will try to capitalize on the immense popularity of the Fox show. The big question mark is whether or not the 3D angle will entice people to leave their homes and pay for a show they normally get for free. If that's not an issue, the this one could become something of a break-out hit.

30 Minutes or Less features three recognizable stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari. Unfortunately, none of them can be called reliable draws. This comedy will need to rely on word-of-mouth after the opening weekend in order to succeed.

The Help marks a new direction for star Emma Stonemost actresses wait until a little later in their careers to take on socially-conscious material. The gamble might pay off in a big way if critics get behind the film and women of all ages decide to take a chance on it.

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

 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Glee Live! 3D!
Aug 12, 2011 Fox
$16,000,000 $37,000,000
Final Destination 5 Aug 12, 2011 Warner Bros. / New Line
$24,000,000 $57,000,000
The Help Aug 12, 2011 DreamWorks
$13,000,000 $48,000,000
30 Minutes or Less Aug 12, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
The Change-Up Aug 5, 2011 Universal
$30,000,000 $115,000,000
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Aug 5, 2011 Fox
$40,000,000 $98,000,000
Crazy, Stupid, Love Jul 29, 2011 Warner Bros.
$18,000,000 $55,000,000
Cowboys & Aliens Jul 29, 2011 Universal
$29,000,000 $79,000,000
The Smurfs Jul 29, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$23,000,000 $82,000,000
Captain America: The First Avenger Jul 22, 2011 Paramount
$47,000,000 $140,000,000
Friends With Benefits Jul 22, 2011 Sony / Screen Gems
$15,000,000 $45,000,000
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Jul 15, 2011 Warner Bros.
$142,000,000 $330,000,000
Winnie the Pooh Jul 15, 2011 Disney
$8,000,000 $28,000,000
Horrible Bosses Jul 8, 2011 Warner Bros. / New Line
$20,000,000 $65,000,000
Zookeeper Jul 8, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$33,000,000 $125,000,000
Larry Crowne Jul 1, 2011 Universal
$22,000,000* $85,000,000
Monte Carlo Jul 1, 2011 Fox
$9,000,000* $22,000,000
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jun 29, 2011 Paramount / DreamWorks
$112,000,000* $350,000,000
Bad Teacher Jun 24, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$18,000,000 $57,000,000
Cars 2 Jun 24, 2011 Disney
$72,000,000 $275,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Final Destination 5, Glee The 3D Concert Movie, 30 Minutes or Less, The Help, Glee Live! 3D!

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