Weekend Forecast: 'RoboCop', 'About Last Night', 'Endless Love', & 'Winter's Tale'

on February 12, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff
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feb16.pngOpening in time for Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day are four new wide releases.

RoboCop

PROS:

- The remake boasts a lot of built-in franchise interest among fanboys.
- Online buzz has been strong in recent days.
- The strong ensemble cast featuring Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton.
- Young males should turn out with few other competitors.

CONS:

- Sci-fi remakes haven't typically fared well at the box office.
- As one of three 1980s remakes opening this weekend, will crowds show up?
- The film's overseas opening could be inflating some of the online buzz.

About Last Night

PROS:

- Kevin Hart is riding high on popularity following the success of Ride Along.
- Date night crowds will likely turn out due to the Valentine's Day timing.

CONS:

- Has Hart been overexposed?
- As one of three 1980s remakes opening this weekend, will crowds show up? 

Endless Love

PROS:

- Alex Pettyfer commands some appeal with younger women/teenage girls.
- Online buzz is through the roof in time for Valentine's Day.

CONS: 

- Could be overlooked due to About Last Night and Winter's Tale.
- As one of three 1980s remakes opening this weekend, will crowds show up?

Winter's Tale

PROS:

- Stars Colin Ferrell and Russell Crowe should appeal well to adults.
- Valentine's Day will brings out the date night crowds. 

CONS:

- Both Ferrell and Crowe have headlined their share of box office disappointments in recent years.
- Could be overlooked due to About Last Night and Endless Love.

Check out our forecast for the 4-day weekend's top 10 in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Domestic Total through Monday, Feb. 17
The LEGO Movie Feb 7, 2014 Warner Bros.
$60,000,000 $140,300,000
RoboCop (2014) Feb 12, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$28,000,000 $38,000,000
About Last Night Feb 14, 2014 Sony / Screen Gems
$26,500,000 $26,500,000
Endless Love (2014) Feb 14, 2014 Universal
$21,000,000 $21,000,000
The Monuments Men Feb 7, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$15,500,000 $44,100,000
Winter's Tale Feb 14, 2014 Warner Bros.
$15,000,000 $15,000,000
Frozen (2013) Nov 22, 2013 Disney
$8,000,000 $378,100,000
Ride Along Jan 17, 2014 Universal
$6,500,000 $113,800,000
Lone Survivor Dec 25, 2013 Universal
$4,200,000 $118,500,000
That Awkward Moment Jan 31, 2014 Focus
$4,100,000 $22,200,000

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

Tags: Endless Love, RoboCop, Winter's Tale, About Last Night
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  • WhySoMad on 13 February 2014

    Frozen grosses 10 million+ will probably be your headline.

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