Weekend Forecast: 'Need for Speed' & 'Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club'

Featured Stories - on March 12, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

longrange1172014.pngThe weekend of March 14 sees the wide release of Need for Speed and Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club.

Need for Speed

PROS:

- The popular video game franchise has an established fan base that could show up this weekend.
- Star Aaron Paul is riding high off his fame from the Breaking Bad TV series.
- Disney's marketing muscle could strengthen upfront appeal.
- Twitter and Flixster activity are respectable.

CONS:

- Video game adaptations have a long and rocky history at the box office, especially without major stars attached.
- Paul isn't a household name outside of the Breaking Bad fan base.
- Without the Disney name front and center, will the studio's typical family crowds be interested at all?
- The video game series could be significantly skewing online interest metrics.
- Pre-sales have left something to be desired.

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club

PROS:

- Tyler Perry's core fan base typically shows up on opening weekend.
- As the first female-centric opener in recent weeks, that audience could show up for this one in modest numbers.

CONS:

- Perry's box office draw has waned in recent years, especially when he isn't the star of his own movie.
- The lack of any star names will prevent anything stronger than modest business.

Check out our complete weekend forecast in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, March 16
Need For Speed Mar 14, 2014 Disney / DreamWorks
$23,000,000 $23,000,000
300: Rise of an Empire Mar 7, 2014 Warner Bros.
$21,000,000 $80,000,000
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mar 7, 2014 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$20,000,000 $61,300,000
Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club Mar 14, 2014 Lionsgate
$16,000,000 $16,000,000
Non-Stop (2014) Feb 28, 2014 Universal
$10,000,000 $68,000,000
The LEGO Movie Feb 7, 2014 Warner Bros.
$7,800,000 $236,900,000
Son of God Feb 28, 2014 Fox
$6,500,000 $52,000,000
The Grand Budapest Hotel Mar 7, 2014 Fox Searchlight
$2,700,000 $3,800,000
Frozen (2013) Nov 22, 2013 Disney
$2,300,000 $396,500,000
The Monuments Men Feb 7, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$2,000,000 $73,800,000

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

Tags: Need for Speed, The Single Moms Club

1 Comment

  • WordsWithSam on 13 March 2014

    Any thoughts on Veronica Mars? I know it's a small release, but it's a pretty significant one, nonetheless.

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