Long Range Forecast: 'Fury'

Featured Stories - on August 22, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

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Brad Pitt leads an impressive ensemble in Fury, another entry into the World War II genre. Will the Sony release bring something new to the table or will it lack the spark needed to get moviegoers excited about a well-worn genre. BoxOffice takes a closer look at the commercial prospects for Fury this week. 

Fury
(Sony)

PROS:

- Brad Pitt commands plenty of publicity by just walking out his front door. The media will be eager to cover this title as much as they can.
- The WWII genre has been good to Pitt: Inglourious Basterds was a $318 million global hit. 
- This one has "Oscar bait" written all over it. We'll be very surprised if the words "possible Best Picture nominee" aren't mentioned in a ton of reviews. 
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Online reactions to the first trailer have been mostly positive. 

CONS:

- If The Judge and Gone Girl end up overperforming, that could steal attention away from Fury.
- We doubt the inclusion of Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) will bring in younger crowds. 
- A lot of moviegoers were disappointed by Monuments Men earlier this year and that could leave them reluctant to embrace another WWII flick.

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
The Best of Me Oct 17, 2014 Relativity Media
$11,000,000 $34,000,000
The Book of Life (2014) Oct 17, 2014 Fox
$14,000,000 $42,000,000
Dracula Untold Oct 17, 2014 Universal
$8,000,000 $19,000,000
Fury (2014) Oct 17, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$25,000,000 $93,000,000
The Judge Oct 10, 2014 Warner Bros.
$22,000,000 $83,000,000
Addicted Oct 10, 2014 Lionsgate
$11,000,000 $24,000,000
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Oct 10, 2014 Disney
$21,000,000 $74,000,000
Annabelle Oct 3, 2014 Warner Bros. / New Line
$18,000,000 $41,000,000
Gone Girl Oct 3, 2014 Fox
$25,000,000 $90,000,000
Left Behind (2014) Oct 3, 2014 Freestyle Releasing
$13,000,000 $35,000,000
The Equalizer Sep 26, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$35,000,000 $110,000,000
The Boxtrolls Sep 26, 2014 Focus
$14,000,000 $59,000,000
A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19, 2014 Universal
$17,000,000 $49,000,000
This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19, 2014 Warner Bros.
$13,000,000 $39,000,000
The Maze Runner Sep 19, 2014 Fox
$21,000,000 $52,000,000
Tusk Sep 19, 2014 A24
$4,000,000 $8,000,000
No Good Deed (2014) Sep 12, 2014 Sony / Screen Gems
$11,000,000 $25,000,000
Dolphin Tale 2 Sep 12, 2014 Warner Bros.
$18,000,000 $62,000,000
As Above/So Below Aug 29, 2014 Universal
$12,000,000* $26,000,000
The November Man Aug 27, 2014 Relativity
$10,000,000* $24,000,000

*4-day weekend

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

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