Long Range Forecast: 'Dark Skies' & 'Snitch (2013)'

Featured Stories - on December 29, 2012 by BOXOFFICE Staff

feb22.pngJoining our Long Range Forecast this weekend are two films scheduled to open on Friday, February 22, 2013: Dark Skies and Snitch.

Snitch

PROS:

- Dwayne Johnson has experienced a career resurgence with Fast Five and Journey 2.
- The Rock will likely be in the middle of having added attention from the lead up to WrestleMania in early April.

CONS:

- The film may come across as too similar to some of Johnson's previous vehicles. Fans will wait for Johnson's higher profile 2013 films instead.
- Will face major competition from the second weekend of A Good Day to Die Hard.

Dark Skies

PROS:

- Will have the horror marketplace all to itself when it opens.
- Will hope to attract the same crowds that made Insidious a surprise hit back in 2011.

CONS:

- The trailer is very by the numbers; doesn't appear to offer a lot to horror fans.
- Opening the week before The Last Exorcism Part II could lead to increased front-loading.

Notable changes on our forecast this week include Texas Chainsaw 3D, A Haunted House and Movie 43.

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

 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Dark Skies Feb 22, 2013 Weinstein / Dimension
$10,000,000 $23,000,000
Snitch (2013) Feb 22, 2013 Lionsgate / Summit
$13,000,000 $35,000,000
Safe Haven Feb 14, 2013 Relativity Media
$20,000,000 $52,000,000
A Good Day to Die Hard Feb 14, 2013 Fox
$47,000,000* $125,000,000
Escape From Planet Earth Feb 14, 2013 Weinstein Company
$13,000,000* $35,000,000
Beautiful Creatures (2013) Feb 13, 2013 Warner Bros.
$21,000,000 $57,000,000
Side Effects (2013) Feb 8, 2013 Open Road
$21,000,000 $65,000,000
Identity Thief Feb 8, 2013 Universal
$19,000,000 $62,000,000
Bullet to the Head Feb 1, 2013 Warner Bros.
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
Warm Bodies Feb 1, 2013 Lionsgate / Summit
$19,000,000 $50,000,000
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Jan 25, 2013 Paramount
$13,000,000 $30,000,000
Parker Jan 25, 2013 FilmDistrict
$10,000,000 $27,000,000
Movie 43 Jan 25, 2013 Relativity Media
$13,000,000 $35,000,000
The Last Stand Jan 18, 2013 Lionsgate
$15,000,000* $33,000,000
Mama Jan 18, 2013 Universal
$17,000,000* $37,000,000
Broken City Jan 18, 2013 Fox
$20,000,000* $48,000,000
A Haunted House Jan 11, 2013 Open Road
$16,000,000 $42,000,000
Gangster Squad
Zero Dark Thirty 
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 11, 2013 
Warner Bros.
Sony / Columbia
$16,000,000
$15,000,000 
$47,000,000
$70,000,000 
Texas Chainsaw 3D Jan 4, 2013 Lionsgate
$17,000,000 $32,000,000

* = Four-day weekend (Friday-Monday)

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill and Shawn Robbins contributed to this article. 

Tags: Snitch, Dark Skies

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