Weekend Forecast: 'The Longest Ride'

Featured Stories - on April 08, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

apr10pred.pngOne new wide release hits theaters this weekend, although it will undoubtedly play second fiddle to Furious 7's sophomore frame.

The Longest Ride

PROS:

- Nicholas Sparks adaptations still have a consistent core audience that will generally show up.
- Serving as late addition counter-programming to last week's Furious 7, date night crowds could opt for this.
- Twitter and Flixster activity are comfortably ahead of the pace of The Best of Me this week.

CONS:

- Overall Facebook fans total just over half the number of Best of Me before release, and significantly less than If I Stay.
- Although Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood arguably are rising stars, neither are a familiar presence to audiences yet.
- Nicholas Sparks adaptations tend to perform more modestly without a star name and/or holiday-timed release.

Check out our complete weekend forecast in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, April 12
Furious 7 Apr 3, 2015 Universal
$61,000,000 $255,000,000
Home (2015) Mar 27, 2015 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$19,000,000 $130,200,000
The Longest Ride Apr 10, 2015 Fox
$16,000,000 $16,000,000
Get Hard Mar 27, 2015 Warner Bros.
$8,000,000 $70,700,000
Cinderella (2015) Mar 13, 2015 Disney
$7,200,000 $181,000,000
The Divergent Series: Insurgent Mar 20, 2015 Lionsgate / Summit
$6,000,000 $114,100,000
Woman In Gold Apr 1, 2015 Weinstein Company
$5,200,000 $8,600,000
It Follows Mar 13, 2015 RADiUS-TWC / Dimension
$1,700,000 $11,500,000
While We're Young Mar 27, 2015 A24
$1,600,000 $2,600,000
Danny Collins Mar 20, 2015 Bleecker Street
$1,500,000 $2,400,000

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

Tags: predictions, Furious 7, The Longest Ride

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