Long Range Forecast: 'Jack and Jill,' 'Immortals' and 'J. Edgar'

Featured Stories - on September 17, 2011 by Phil Contrino

leojedgar.pngWe've added Jack and Jill, Immortals and J. Edgar to our Long Range Forecast this week. All three films are set to open on November 11.

Jack and Jill may have one of the most groan-inducing trailers of the year, but a high-concept Adam Sandler comedy is as close to a safe bet as their is in Hollywood right now. Sure, Sandler has stumbled in the pastLittle Nicky, anyone?but even his stumbles manage to rake in a decent chunk of change. Jack and Jill won't be Sandler's biggest film, but it will be a perfectly viable option for families looking to laugh.

Immortals looks to capitalize on the same enthusiasm for ancient tales that turned 300 into a surprise hit way back in 2006. The lack of a truly powerful castMickey Rourke and Frida Pinto aren't exactly established drawscould hurt the film during a fall full of star vehicles. It also doesn't help that Immortals seems to be mimicking 300 just a little too much. Expectations are relatively modest for now.

J. Edgar is the very definition of Oscar bait. Early buzz indicates that star Leonardo DiCaprio is basically a lock for a Best Actor nomination, and the film is being tossed around as a Best Picture contender even though not even an official trailer has been released yet. Director Clint Eastwood's films tend to skew older, so expect a relatively soft opening followed by weeks of solid grosses.

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Jack and Jill Nov 11, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$25,000,000 $80,000,000
Immortals Nov 11, 2011 Relativity Media
$21,000,000 $58,000,000
J. Edgar Nov 9, 2011 Warner Bros.
$12,000,000 $60,000,000
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Nov 4, 2011 Warner Bros. / New Line
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
Tower Heist Nov 4, 2011 Universal
$38,000,000 $130,000,000
Puss in Boots (2011) Nov 4, 2011 Paramount / DreamWorks
$40,000,000 $125,000,000
Johnny English Reborn Oct 28, 2011 Universal
$6,000,000 $17,000,000
In Time Oct 28, 2011 Fox
$19,000,000 $53,000,000
Anonymous Oct 28, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$12,000,000 $36,000,000
The Rum Diary Oct 28, 2011 FilmDistrict
$15,000,000 $38,000,000
The Three Musketeers (2011) Oct 21, 2011 Summit
$14,000,000 $42,000,000
Paranormal Activity 3 Oct 21, 2011 Paramount
$34,000,000 $73,000,000
Footloose (2011) Oct 14, 2011 Paramount
$20,000,000 $57,000,000
The Big Year Oct 14, 2011 Fox
$14,000,000 $45,000,000
The Thing (2011) Oct 14, 2011 Universal
$15,000,000 $38,000,000
The Ides of March Oct 7, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
Real Steel Oct 7, 2011 Disney / DreamWorks
$27,000,000 $70,000,000
What's Your Number? Sep 30, 2011 Fox
$11,000,000 $32,000,000
50/50 Sep 30, 2011 Summit
$14,000,000 $43,000,000
Courageous Sep 30, 2011 Sony / TriStar
$5,000,000 $20,000,000
Dream House Sep 30, 2011 Universal
$15,000,000 $48,000,000
Abduction Sep 23, 2011 Lionsgate
$16,000,000 $36,000,000
Moneyball Sep 23, 2011 Sony / Columbia
$18,000,000 $62,000,000
Dolphin Tale Sep 23, 2011 Warner Bros.
$11,000,000 $38,000,000
Killer Elite Sep 23, 2011 Open Road
$12,000,000 $32,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Jack and Jill, Immortals, J. Edgar


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