Weekend Predictions: 'Finding Nemo 3D' and 'Resident Evil: Retribution'

Featured Stories - on September 12, 2012 by Phil Contrino

914predictions.pngThe combined power of Finding Nemo 3D and Resident Evil: Retribution will help the box office rebound after one of the worst frames in years.

When adjusting for inflation, no Disney/Pixar collaboration has topped Finding Nemo's $451.8 million domestic haul. The tale of a father fish looking for his lost son is a very popular one and with the market in something of a slump right now, we're betting that families will jump at the chance to see a beloved film in a new way. Finding Nemo 3D looks poised to live up to the standards of The Lion King 3D, a solid $176 million worldwide hit.

As of 4 p.m. PT, Fandango reports that Finding Nemo 3D accounts for 23% of daily sales.

Look for Finding Nemo 3D to grab $30 million from around 2,900 locations during its debut frame.

2009's Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D set a new franchise record with $296.2 million worldwide. That's surprising considering that it was the fourth Resident Evil film. By now, fans know what to expect from the Resident Evil franchise and Retribution promises more of the same. Still, every franchise must end at some point and we think that a slight domestic drop is likely.

Fandango reports that Resident Evil: Retribution accounts for 16% of daily sales.

Resident Evil: Retribution should take in $21 million from around 2,850 locations this coming weekend.

Keep a close eye on The Last Ounce of Courage this weekend. The independently-produced film will appeal to the same conservative crowds that have been devouring 2016: Obama's America.

The Last Ounce of Courage should manage $3.5 million from around 1,400 locations.


Title Release Date Distributor Weekend Gross
Finding Nemo 3D Sep 14, 2012 Disney
$30,000,000 $30,000,000
Resident Evil: Retribution Sep 14, 2012 Sony / Screen Gems
$21,000,000 $21,000,000
The Possession Aug 31, 2012 Lionsgate
$5,000,000 $40,400,000
Lawless Aug 29, 2012 Weinstein Company
$3,800,000 $29,800,000
Last Ounce of Courage Sep 14, 2012 Rocky Mountain Pictures
$3,500,000 $3,500,000
The Expendables 2 Aug 17, 2012 Lionsgate
$2,800,000 $80,000,000
The Words Sep 7, 2012 CBS Films
$2,600,000 $8,900,000
2016: Obama's America Jul 13, 2012 Rocky Mountain Pictures
$2,500,000 $30,600,000
The Bourne Legacy Aug 10, 2012 Universal
$2,400,000 $107,300,000
ParaNorman Aug 17, 2012 Focus
$2,300,000 $48,500,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Finding Nemo 3D, Resident Evil: Retribution


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