Long Range Forecast: 'The Green Inferno'

Featured Stories - on July 11, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

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Horror director Eli Roth (Hostel) returns with The Green Inferno, a fright flick set in the wilderness of Peru. Will horror buffs flock to Green Inferno or will it be overshadowed? This week BoxOffice takes a closer look at the Open Road release's commercial prospects.

The Green Inferno 
(Open Road)

PROS:

- The film's first trailer doesn't give away too much. It teases in the best way possible.
- Horror buffs may appreciate an original entry into the genre that isn't a found-footage flick.

CONS:

- There are plenty of horror flicks opening in July and August, which means there may not be much of an audience left by the time Green Inferno opens.
- The cast is made up of unknown actors.
- The first full weekend in September is traditionally a very slow frame. 

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
The Green Inferno Sep 5, 2014 Open Road
$7,000,000 $15,000,000
As Above/So Below Aug 29, 2014 Universal
$12,000,000** $24,000,000
Jessabelle Aug 29, 2014 Lionsgate
$16,500,000** $36,000,000
The November Man Aug 27, 2014 Relativity Media
$9,000,000** $22,000,000
When the Game Stands Tall Aug 22, 2014 Sony / TriStar
$14,000,000 $51,000,000
Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Aug 22, 2014 Weinstein / Dimension
$20,000,000 $47,000,000
If I Stay Aug 22, 2014 Warner Bros. / New Line
$13,000,000 $34,000,000
The Giver Aug 15, 2014 Weinstein Company
$12,000,000 $33,000,000
The Expendables 3 Aug 15, 2014 Lionsgate
$25,000,000 $72,000,000
Let's Be Cops Aug 13, 2014 Fox
$17,000,000 $65,000,000
Into the Storm Aug 8, 2014 Warner Bros. / New Line
$11,000,000 $32,000,000
Step Up All In Aug 8, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Aug 8, 2014 Paramount
$39,000,000 $102,000,000
The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 8, 2014 Disney / DreamWorks
$15,000,000 $59,000,000
Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 1, 2014 Disney
$68,000,000 $187,000,000
Get On Up Aug 1, 2014 Universal
$22,000,000 $88,000,000
The Fluffy Movie Jul 25, 2014 Open Road
$4,000,000 $10,000,000
Lucy Jul 25, 2014 Universal
$30,000,000 $95,000,000
And So It Goes Jul 25, 2014 Clarius Entertainment
$5,000,000 $17,000,000
Hercules (2014) Jul 25, 2014 Paramount
$21,000,000 $52,000,000
The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18, 2014 Universal
$29,000,000 $58,000,000
Planes: Fire and Rescue Jul 18, 2014 Disney
$20,000,000 $75,000,000
Sex Tape Jul 18, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$26,000,000 $90,000,000

**four-day weekend

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

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