Long Range Forecast: 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

Featured Stories - on June 27, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

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Robert Rodriguez & Co. return for a follow-up to 2005's Sin City, a visually-inventive flick that tallied a solid $159 million global haul and gained an even wider following on home-viewing platforms. Will the sequel build on the first film's fanbase or has too much time passed? This week BoxOffice takes a closer look at Sin City: A Dame To Kill For's commercial potential.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
(Weinstein Company)

PROS:

- There are some interesting additions to the cast from the first film such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin and Eva Green. 
- The property comes with a passionate built-in fanbase. 
- A controversial poster featuring Eva Green helped stir up a good bit of publicity. 

CONS:

- Opening after Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will not be easy.
- The gap in time between this entry and its predecessor is troubling. We're very concerned the franchise is not strong enough to make up for the loss of momentum that comes from such a gap. 
- Robert Rodriguez has not had a real hit in a long time. The Machete films didn't cross over into the mainstream.  

Check out our prediction for this film and others in the table below. 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Aug 22, 2014 Weinstein / Dimension
$20,000,000 $47,000,000
When the Game Stands Tall Aug 22, 2014 Sony / TriStar
$14,000,000 $51,000,000
If I Stay Aug 22, 2014 Warner Bros. / New Line
$13,000,000 $34,000,000
The Expendables 3 Aug 15, 2014 Lionsgate
$25,000,000 $72,000,000
The Giver Aug 15, 2014 Weinstein Company
$12,000,000 $33,000,000
Let's Be Cops Aug 13, 2014 Fox
$17,000,000 $65,000,000
The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 8, 2014 Disney / DreamWorks
$15,000,000 $59,000,000
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Aug 8, 2014 Paramount
$39,000,000 $102,000,000
Step Up All In Aug 8, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
Into the Storm Aug 8, 2014 Warner Bros. / New Line
$13,000,000 $35,000,000
Get On Up Aug 1, 2014 Universal
$22,000,000 $88,000,000
Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Disney
$68,000,000 $187,000,000
Hercules (2014) Jul 25, 2014 Paramount
$21,000,000 $52,000,000
The Fluffy Movie Jul 25, 2014 Open Road
$4,000,000 $10,000,000
Lucy Jul 25, 2014 Universal
$28,000,000 $90,000,000
The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18, 2014 Universal
$24,000,000 $48,000,000
And So It Goes Jul 18, 2014 Clarius Entertainment
$5,000,000 $17,000,000
Sex Tape Jul 18, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$26,000,000 $92,000,000
Planes: Fire and Rescue Jul 18, 2014 Disney
$20,000,000 $74,000,000
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes Jul 11, 2014 Fox
$68,000,000 $210,000,000
Earth to Echo Jul 2, 2014 Relativity
$9,000,000* $38,000,000
Deliver Us From Evil Jul 2, 2014 Sony/Screen Gems
$14,000,000* $47,000,000
Tammy Jul 2, 2014 Warner Bros./New Line
$21,000,000* $92,000,000

*3-day weekend

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

 

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