Long Range Forecast: 'Hot Pursuit'

Featured Stories - on March 13, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara team up for Hot Pursuit, a new comedy that should do well with the same female demos that lined up for The Heat. This week BoxOffice takes a closer look at the film's commercial potential.

Hot Pursuit
(Warner Bros./New Line)

PROS:

- Witherspoon and Vergara both come with huge fanbases. Witherspoon is on a roll following the success of Wild, and Vergara's popularity has been steady thanks to Modern Family.
- We see a lot of similarities between this and The Heat, the successful cop comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
- Reactions to the first trailer on Facebook and Twitter are encouraging.

CONS:

- Opening one week after Avengers: Age of Ultron won't be an easy task.
- Pitch Perfect 2 opens one week later and that will steal away a lot of female moviegoers.

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Hot Pursuit May 8, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$19,000,000 $58,000,000
Before I Wake May 8, 2015 Relativity Media
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
She's Funny That Way May 1, 2015 Clarius Entertainment
$3,000,000 $7,000,000
Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Disney
$217,000,000 $567,000,000
Little Boy Apr 24, 2015 Open Road
$4,000,000 $10,000,000
The Age of Adaline Apr 24, 2015 Lionsgate
$7,000,000 $17,000,000
Child 44 Apr 17, 2015 Lionsgate / Summit
$6,000,000 $16,000,000
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Apr 17, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$19,000,000 $57,000,000
Monkey Kingdom Apr 17, 2015 Disneynature
$5,000,000 $18,000,000
Unfriended Apr 17, 2015 Universal
$23,000,000 $53,000,000
The Longest Ride Apr 10, 2015 Fox
$13,000,000 $34,000,000
Furious 7 Apr 3, 2015 Universal
$115,000,000 $260,000,000
Get Hard Mar 27, 2015 Warner Bros.
$34,000,000 $108,000,000
Home (2015) Mar 27, 2015 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$26,000,000 $89,000,000
The Gunman Mar 20, 2015 Open Road
$6,500,000 $16,000,000
Do You Believe? Mar 20, 2015 Pure Flix
$6,300,000 $27,500,000
The Divergent Series: Insurgent Mar 20, 2015 Lionsgate / Summit
$57,000,000 $149,000,000

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

 

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