Ridley Scott's The Counselor and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa have been added to our Long Range Forecast this week.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
|The Counselor||Oct 25, 2013||Fox
|Carrie (2013)||Oct 18, 2013||Sony / Screen Gems
|Escape Plan||Oct 18, 2013||Lionsgate / Summit
|Captain Phillips||Oct 11, 2013||Sony / Columbia
|Machete Kills||Oct 11, 2013||Open Road
|Runner Runner||Oct 4, 2013||Fox
|Gravity||Oct 4, 2013||Warner Bros.
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2||Sep 27, 2013||Sony / Columbia
|Baggage Claim||Sep 27, 2013||Fox Searchlight
|Don Jon||Sep 27, 2013||Relativity Media
|Rush (2013)||Sep 27, 2013||Universal
|Battle of the Year||Sep 20, 2013||Sony / Screen Gems
|Prisoners||Sep 20, 2013||Warner Bros.
|The Family (2013)||Sep 13, 2013||Relativity Media
|Insidious Chapter 2||Sep 13, 2013||FilmDistrict
|Riddick||Sep 6, 2013||Universal
Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.