BOXOFFICE Forecast: 'How to Train Your Dragon' and 'Clash of the Titans'
Featured Stories - on January 25, 2010 by Phil Contrino
How to Train Your Dragon and Clash of the Titans should do some serious damage this March.
This week, we've added How To Train Your Dragon and Clash of the Titans to our Anticipation Index. Both films are set to hit theaters on March 26.
Clash of the Titans certainly has the potential to post Summer numbers two months before Iron Man 2 kicks off what is bound to be a lucrative season. The star-studded cast of Titans is led by Sam Worthington, whose stock has risen considerably since the release of Avatar.
The trailer for Titans successfully displays the film's action scenes as well as its breathtaking special effects. It's also worth noting that Warner Bros. may still be sending Titans out in 3D. If that happens, then the film's financial prospects will look much stronger.
How to Train Your Dragon also shows a lot of promise. Last year, DreamWorks Animation released Monsters vs. Aliens on essentially the same day, and it eventually went on to rake in more than $370 million worldwide. Dragon doesn't boast the kind of impressive ensemble that M vs. A did, and that will limit its prospects slightly.
Check out our predictions for Clash of the Titans and How to Train Your Dragon as well as other films in the table below.
|Title||Release Date||Distribuitor||Opening Weekend||Cumulative|
|Alice in Wonderland (2010)||Mar 5, 2010||Disney
|Clash of the Titans (2010)||Mar 26, 2010||Warner Bros.
|Valentine's Day||Feb 12, 2010||Warner Bros.
|The Wolfman||Feb 12, 2010||Universal
|The Bounty Hunter||Mar 19, 2010||Sony / Columbia
|Shutter Island||Feb 19, 2010||Paramount
|Green Zone||Mar 12, 2010||Universal
|Cop Out||Feb 26, 2010||Warner Bros.
|Dear John||Feb 5, 2010||Sony / Screen Gems
|Remember Me||Feb 12, 2010||Summit Entertainment
|Season of the Witch||Mar 19, 2010||Lionsgate
|From Paris with Love||Feb 5, 2010||Lionsgate
|Hot Tub Time Machine||Mar 19, 2010||MGM
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.