Long Range Forecast: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Featured Stories - on October 23, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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This December, history will be made when Disney releases Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After enduring some underwhelming prequels, fans around the world have renewed excitement for this project. BoxOffice offers up our first prediction for the sci-fi epic.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
(Disney)

PROS:

- Every single trailer has been met with a wave of enthusiasm that no other franchise can match.
- Disney's marketing campaign has wisely avoided giving too much away.
- An aggressive merchandising push has helped engage a new generation of fans.

CONS:

- With so much hype, the film has a lot to live up to.

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

Title Release Date (Wide) Distributor First Weekend of Wide Release Cumulative
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Disney
$215,000,000 $762,000,000
Sisters Dec 18, 2015 Universal
$11,000,000 $65,000,000
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Dec 18, 2015 Fox
$10,000,000 $66,000,000
Creed Nov 25, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$21,000,000 $77,000,000
The Good Dinosaur Nov 25, 2015 Disney
$60,000,000 $257,000,000
Secret in Their Eyes Nov 20, 2015 STX Entertainment
$11,000,000 $38,000,000
The Night Before Nov 20, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$19,000,000 $92,000,000
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Nov 20, 2015 Lionsgate
$134,000,000 $348,000,000
By the Sea Nov 13, 2015 Universal
$13,000,000 $38,000,000
Love the Coopers Nov 13, 2015 CBS Films / Lionsgate
$8,000,000 $27,000,000
The 33 Nov 13, 2015 Warner Bros.
$13,000,000 $42,000,000
Spectre Nov 6, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$90,000,000 $240,000,000
The Peanuts Movie Nov 6, 2015 Fox
$48,000,000 $200,000,000
Burnt Oct 30, 2015 Weinstein Company
$9,000,000 $27,000,000
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Oct 30, 2015 Paramount
$5,000,000 $12,000,000
Our Brand Is Crisis Oct 30, 2015 Warner Bros.
$7,000,000 $20,000,000

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

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