Long Range Forecast: 'The Other Woman', 'The Quiet Ones' and 'Brick Mansions'

Featured Stories - on February 28, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

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BoxOffice adds three new films to our Long Range Forecast this week: The Other Woman, The Quiet Ones and Brick Mansions.

The Other Woman
(Fox)

PROS: 

- Female-skewing comedies are doing very well at the box office these days. 
- Cameron Diaz may have a spotty track record at the box office, but when it comes to comedies she's very reliable. Hits include Bad Teacher, What Happens In Vegas and The Holiday.
- Kate Upton's popularity as a model will help the film generate plenty of free publicity. 
- This is exactly the kind of movie that women see on a night out with their friends. Think Sex and the City or Magic Mike.
- April doesn't boast a lot of comedies aimed at adults, so The Other Woman will largely have the marketplace to itself.

NEGATIVES:

- Opening so close to the beginning of the summer movie season could hurt its staying power.
- Men will largely want to avoid this one. They won't even see it as a date-night option.

The Quiet Ones
(Lionsgate)

PROS:

- The first trailer is very similar to The Conjuring. If The Quiet Ones can managed even half of The Conjuring's $137.4 million domestic haul, then it will be a huge success.
- Lionsgate has plenty of experience leading original horror titles to success.

CONS:

- It's opening just two weeks after Oculus, another low-budget horror flick. If that film overperforms then it could hinder The Quiet Ones.
- Again, the oncoming summer season could hinder it.

Brick Mansions
(Relativity)

PROS:

- The untimely death of Paul Walker give this film new relevance. Walker's fans are bound to show up to support this effort.
- Co-star RZA lends some valuable name recognition to Brick Mansions, especially when it comes to pleasing fans of B-grade action flicks.   

CONS:

- As a male-skewing flick, it will be seriously hurt by the emergence of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the following weekend.

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

Title Release Date Distributor First Weekend of Wide Release Cumulative
The Other Woman (2014) Apr 25, 2014 Fox
$15,000,000 $45,000,000
Brick Mansions Apr 25, 2014 Relativity Media
$7,000,000 $16,000,000
The Quiet Ones Apr 25, 2014 Lionsgate
$10,000,000 $22,000,000
Transcendence Apr 18, 2014 Warner Bros.
$26,000,000 $76,000,000
Bears Apr 18, 2014 Disneynature
$7,000,000 $21,000,000
A Haunted House 2 Apr 18, 2014 Open Road
$14,000,000 $31,000,000
Heaven is for Real Apr 16, 2014 Sony / TriStar
$7,000,000* $23,000,000
Draft Day Apr 11, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$11,000,000 $34,000,000
Oculus Apr 11, 2014 Relativity Media
$12,000,000 $31,000,000
Rio 2 Apr 11, 2014 Fox
$41,000,000 $148,000,000
St. Vincent Apr 11, 2014 Weinstein Company
$4,000,000 $12,000,000
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Apr 4, 2014 Disney
$87,000,000 $225,000,000
Noah Mar 28, 2014 Paramount
$47,000,000 $144,000,000
Sabotage (2014) Mar 28, 2014 Open Road
$7,000,000 $15,000,000
Muppets Most Wanted Mar 21, 2014 Disney
$21,000,000 $57,000,000
Divergent Mar 21, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$55,000,000 $135,000,000
Need For Speed Mar 14, 2014 Disney / DreamWorks
$21,000,000 $53,000,000
Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club Mar 14, 2014 Lionsgate
$16,000,000 $36,000,000
Bad Words Mar 14, 2014 Focus
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
300: Rise of an Empire Mar 7, 2014 Warner Bros.
$21,000,000 $48,000,000
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mar 7, 2014 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$25,000,000 $98,000,000

*3-day weekend

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

Tags: The Other Woman, The Quiet Ones, Brick Mansions

1 Comment

  • Kenneth on 05 March 2014

    The numbers for 300: Rise of an Empire feels low, considering the success of the first movie.

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