Long Range Forecast: 'The Wedding Ringer'

Featured Stories - on November 21, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

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Kevin Hart and Josh Gad (aka the voice of Olaf in Frozen) team up this January for The Wedding Ringer, a new comedy from director Jeremy Garelick. Will audiences flock to it or will it be overshadowed by Christmas releases that may still be going strong?

The Wedding Ringer
(Sony/Screen Gems)

PROS:

- Kevin Hart can't miss these days. The actor succeeded during the same frame in 2013 with Ride Along.
-  Male-centric, wedding-inspired comedies tend to perform quite well. Look no further than Wedding Crashers, The Hangover and I Love You, Man.
- Co-star Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting has a huge following thanks to The Big Bang Theory.

CONS:

- We're still concerned that Kevin Hart may be headed for overexposure. 
- The holiday weekend is very crowded with strong films.
- If the end of the 2014 produces strong results--which we expect it to--then early 2015 releases could be overshadowed. 

Check out our predictions for this film and others in the table below.

Title Release Date (Wide) Distributor First Weekend of Wide Release Cumulative
The Wedding Ringer Jan 16, 2015 Sony / Screen Gems
$32,000,000** $81,000,000
Blackhat Jan 16, 2015 Universal
$12,000,000** $33,000,000
Paddington Jan 16, 2015 Weinstein / Dimension
$22,000,000** $67,000,000
American Sniper Jan 16, 2014 Warner Bros.
$30,000,000** $85,000,000
Taken 3 Jan 9, 2015 Fox
$33,000,000 $91,000,000
The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death Jan 2, 2015 Relativity Media
$10,500,000 $23,000,000
Into the Woods Dec 25, 2014 Disney
$40,000,000 $165,000,000
Unbroken Dec 25, 2014 Universal
$17,000,000 $88,000,000
The Interview (2014) Dec 25, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$20,000,000 $90,000,000
Annie (2014) Dec 19, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$19,000,000 $100,000,000
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Dec 19, 2014 Fox
$25,000,000 $110,000,000
Exodus: Gods and Kings Dec 12, 2014 Fox
$32,000,000 $111,000,000
Top Five Dec 12, 2014 Paramount
$10,500,000 $29,000,000
The Pyramid Dec 5, 2014 Fox
$7,000,000 $16,000,000
Horrible Bosses 2 Nov 26, 2014 Warner Bros.
$26,000,000* $87,000,000
Penguins of Madagascar Nov 26, 2014 Fox/DreamWorks Animation
$36,000,000* $135,000,000

*3-day weekend
**4-day weekend

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

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