Long Range Forecast: 'Contagion,' 'Warrior' and 'Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star'

Featured Stories - on July 16, 2011 by Phil Contrino

contagionforecast.pngWe've added Contagion, Warrior and Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star to the Long Range Forecast this week. All three films are set to open on September 9.

Contagion boasts one of the strongest casts of the year. The combined drawing power of Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Laurence Fishburne will be enough to get moviegoers to show up for what promises to be a very bleak film. Any Oscar talk could boost the flick's staying power.

Warrior has sleeper hit written all over it. Stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton are both on their way to becoming bigger draws, and the high concept premise about two brothers fighting each other for a championship will have a huge appeal among male moviegoers. Look for this one to show some legs.

Frequent supporting player Nick Swardson (Just Go With It) gets a shot at being a leading man with Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star. Swardson is an expert scene stealer, but we're betting that he'll buckle under the weight of carrying his own film. Expectations are very modest.

 

Title Release Date Distributor  Weekend Gross
Cumulative
Contagion Sep 9, 2011 Warner Bros.
$22,000,000 $70,000,000
Warrior (2011) Sep 9, 2011 Lionsgate
$9,000,000 $31,000,000
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star Sep 9, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$4,000,000 $9,000,000
Apollo 18 Sep 2, 2011 Weinstein Company
$18,000,000 $38,000,000
Shark Night 3D Sep 2, 2011 Relativity Media
$8,000,000 $17,000,000
The Debt Aug 31, 2011 Focus
$10,000,000 $25,000,000
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Aug 26, 2011 FilmDistrict
$14,000,000 $38,000,000
Colombiana Aug 26, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$6,000,000 $15,000,000
Our Idiot Brother Aug 26, 2011 Weinstein Company
$9,000,000 $25,000,000
Spy Kids: All The Time In The World Aug 19, 2011 Weinstein Company
$17,000,000 $53,000,000
One Day Aug 19, 2011 Focus
$7,000,000 $20,000,000
Conan the Barbarian (2011) Aug 19, 2011 Lionsgate
$18,000,000 $42,000,000
Fright Night (2011) Aug 19, 2011 DreamWorks
$19,000,000 $45,000,000
Final Destination 5 Aug 12, 2011 Warner Bros. / New Line
$24,000,000 $57,000,000
30 Minutes or Less Aug 12, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
Glee Live! 3D! Aug 12, 2011 Fox
$16,000,000 $37,000,000
The Help Aug 10, 2011 DreamWorks
$13,000,000 $48,000,000
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Aug 5, 2011 Fox
$32,000,000 $78,000,000
The Change-Up Aug 5, 2011 Universal
$30,000,000 $115,000,000
Cowboys & Aliens Jul 29, 2011 Universal
$33,000,000 $90,000,000
Crazy, Stupid, Love Jul 29, 2011 Warner Bros.
$18,000,000 $55,000,000
The Smurfs Jul 29, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$25,000,000 $85,000,000
Captain America: The First Avenger Jul 22, 2011 Paramount
$57,000,000 $160,000,000
Friends With Benefits Jul 22, 2011 Sony / Screen Gems
$23,000,000 $67,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

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