Long Range Forecast: 'Unstoppable,' 'Skyline' and 'Morning Glory'

Featured Stories - on September 11, 2010 by Phil Contrino

A flick about a deadly train, an alien invasion thriller and a story about the adventures of a rookie television producer will try to do some damage at the box office this November.

forecast911.pngThis week, we've added three new films to our Anticipation Index. Unstoppable, Skyline and Morning Glory are all set to open on November 12.

Unstoppable marks the fifth collaboration between director Tony Scott and Denzel Washington. The duo has earned a reputation for cranking out satisfying thrillers, and Unstoppable promises to deliver a similar punch to their last collaboration, Taking of the Pelham 1 2 3. Washington is still a very viable box office draw, so a #1 opening appears to be in the cards.

Skyline could sneak up and steal the thunder from Unstoppable. The alien invasion film boasts a very compelling trailer that doesn't give too much away, and that could help it break out in the same way that District 9 and Cloverfield did.

Morning Glory will be gunning for the same audience that came out in droves to support The Devil Wears Prada. While star Rachel McAdams hasn't really caught on as a mjaor draw on her own, being supported by Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton should help deliver solid grosses.

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Morning Glory (2010) Nov 12, 2010 Paramount
$14,000,000 $42,000,000
Skyline Nov 12, 2010 Universal
$19,000,000 $55,000,000
Unstoppable (2010) Nov 12, 2010 Fox
$23,000,000 $65,000,000
Megamind Nov 5, 2010 DreamWorks
$50,000,000 $170,000,000
For Colored Girls Nov 5, 2010 Lionsgate
$18,000,000 $50,000,000
Due Date Nov 5, 2010 Warner Bros.
$35,000,000 $120,000,000
Saw 3D Oct 29, 2010 Lionsgate
$25,000,000 $47,000,000
Hereafter Oct 22, 2010 Warner Bros.
$16,000,000 $58,000,000
Paranormal Activity 2 Oct 22, 2010 Paramount
$26,000,000 $58,000,000
Red (2010) Oct 15, 2010 Summit
$16,000,000 $50,000,000
Jackass 3D Oct 15, 2010 MTV
Paramount
$30,000,000 $75,000,000
Life as We Know It Oct 8, 2010 Warner Bros.
$17,000,000 $50,000,000
Secretariat Oct 8, 2010 Disney
$14,000,000 $60,000,000
My Soul to Take Oct 8, 2010 Universal
$12,000,000 $27,000,000
Let Me In Oct 1, 2010 Relativity
$14,000,000 $48,000,000
The Social Network Oct 1, 2010 Sony
$27,000,000 $80,000,000
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Sep 24, 2010 Fox
$21,000,000 $60,000,000
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Sep 24, 2010 Warner Bros.
$19,000,000 $65,000,000
You Again Sep 24, 2010 Disney
$14,000,000 $47,000,000
Alpha & Omega Sep 17, 2010 Lionsgate
$7,500,000 $24,000,000
Devil Sep 17, 2010 Universal
$16,000,000 $38,000,000
Easy A Sep 17, 2010 Screen Gems
$11,000,000 $32,000,000
The Town Sep 17, 2010 Warner Bros.
$14,000,000 $45,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

Tags: Unstoppable (2010), Skyline, Morning Glory

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