Long Range Forecast: 'Life as We Know It' and 'Secretariat'

Featured Stories - on August 07, 2010 by Phil Contrino

Katherine Heigl and Diane Lane will try to lead their respective films to successful debuts this October

forecast8710.pngThis week, we've added two new films to the Long Range Forecast. Both Life as We Know It and Secretariat are set to hit theaters on October 8.

After stumbling a bit with Killers, Katherine Heigl should rebound with Life as We Know It. The film's trailer has just the right mix of comedy and drama, and the Warner Bros. release looks like just the kind of tearjerker that audiences eat up during the fall. Co-star Josh Duhamel is not a box office draw yet, but he is a recognizable face and the two seem to have genuine chemistry.

Secretariat, a female-driven sports drama, will try to be this year's Blind Side. Lane is far from a reliable draw, but the Disney name should do most of the leg work when it comes to drawing in family audiences.

Check out our predictions for these films as well as others in the table below.

 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Life as We Know It Oct 8, 2010 Warner Bros.
$19,000,000 $55,000,000
Secretariat Oct 8, 2010 Disney
$14,000,000 $50,000,000
Let Me In Oct 1, 2010 Relativity
$15,000,000 $52,000,000
The Social Network Oct 1, 2010 Sony
$25,000,000 $70,000,000
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Sep 24, 2010 Warner Bros.
$23,000,000 $80,000,000
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Sep 24, 2010 Fox
$21,000,000 $60,000,000
You Again Sep 24, 2010 Disney
$15,000,000 $50,000,000
The Town Sep 17, 2010 Warner Bros.
$9,000,000 $27,000,000
Devil Sep 17, 2010 Universal
$20,000,000 $45,000,000
Easy A Sep 17, 2010 Screen Gems
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
Alpha & Omega Sep 17, 2010 Lionsgate
$11,000,000 $33,000,000
Resident Evil: Afterlife Sep 10, 2010 Screen Gems
$22,000,000 $45,000,000
Machete Sep 3, 2010 Fox
$17,000,000 $40,000,000
The American Sep 1, 2010 Focus
$13,000,000 $40,000,000
Takers Aug 27, 2010 Screen Gems
$12,000,000 $27,000,000
Going the Distance (2010) Aug 27, 2010 New Line
$10,000,000 $25,000,000
The Last Exorcism Aug 27, 2010 Lionsgate
$15,000,000 $37,000,000
The Switch (2010) Aug 20, 2010 Miramax
$11,000,000 $33,000,000
Nanny McPhee Returns Aug 20, 2010 Universal
$9,000,000 $28,000,000
Lottery Ticket Aug 20, 2010 Warner Bros.
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
Piranha 3D Aug 20, 2010 The Weinstein Company
$13,000,000 $28,000,000
Vampires Suck Aug 18, 2010 20th Century Fox
$17,000,000 $40,000,000
The Expendables Aug 13, 2010 Lionsgate
$22,000,000 $58,000,000
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Aug 13, 2010 Universal
$20,000,000 $48,000,000
Eat Pray Love Aug 13, 2010 Sony
$27,000,000 $100,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

 

Tags: Secretariat, LIfe As We Know It

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