Long Range Forecast: 'The Counselor' & 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa'

Featured Stories - on August 30, 2013 by BoxOffice Staff

oct25.pngRidley Scott's The Counselor and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa have been added to our Long Range Forecast this week.

The Counselor

PROS:

- The all-star ensemble cast featuring Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender, and Cameron Diaz.
- Ridley Scott's directorial presence should ensure that his fans turn out.
- Cormac McCarthy, author of No Country for Old Men, is making his original screenplay debut with the film.
- Oscar buzz could ensure a leggy run into November. 

CONS:

- Outside of Pitt, most of the film's leads aren't guaranteed box office draws.
- Ridley Scott's recent films (Robin Hood and Prometheus) have encountered a fair amount of backlash.
- Competition for adult audiences will be fairly heavy in October and November.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

PROS:

- The Jackass franchise has posted remarkable box office strength in the past, with 2010's most recent entry being the first to crack $100 million.
- There aren't many comedies on the release slate this fall. 

CONS:

- As a spin-off, it's possible that demand for Bad Grandpa will be noticeably lower than it was for Jackass 3.
- Without Johnny Knoxville's ensemble crew behind him, will audiences be as interested in a narrative-driven prank movie? 

Notable changes on our forecast this week include Insidious Chapter 2 (up) and Gravity (up).

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Oct 25, 2013 Paramount
$27,000,000 $62,000,000
The Counselor Oct 25, 2013 Fox
$19,000,000 $65,000,000
Carrie (2013) Oct 18, 2013 Sony / Screen Gems
$21,000,000 $50,000,000
Escape Plan Oct 18, 2013 Lionsgate / Summit
$12,000,000 $30,000,000
Captain Phillips Oct 11, 2013 Sony / Columbia
$18,000,000 $72,000,000
Machete Kills Oct 11, 2013 Open Road
$10,500,000 $24,000,000
Runner Runner Oct 4, 2013 Fox
$18,000,000 $55,000,000
Gravity Oct 4, 2013 Warner Bros.
$27,000,000 $90,000,000
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Sep 27, 2013 Sony / Columbia
$40,000,000 $148,000,000
Baggage Claim Sep 27, 2013 Fox Searchlight
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
Don Jon Sep 27, 2013 Relativity Media
$9,000,000 $27,000,000
Rush (2013) Sep 27, 2013 Universal
$15,000,000 $43,000,000
Battle of the Year Sep 20, 2013 Sony / Screen Gems
$9,000,000 $22,000,000
Prisoners Sep 20, 2013 Warner Bros.
$19,000,000 $70,000,000
The Family (2013) Sep 13, 2013 Relativity Media
$13,000,000 $40,000,000
Insidious Chapter 2 Sep 13, 2013 FilmDistrict
$32,000,000 $73,000,000
Riddick Sep 6, 2013 Universal
$25,000,000 $60,000,000

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

Tags: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, The Counselor

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