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2007 Preview: June

June 1st, 2007

With the irrational exuberance of May over, June promises to be a solid month with a number of big hits opening. In fact, every week there's at least one film being released that has a legitimate shot at $100 million at the box office and two films that should hit $200 million. If both Ratatouille and Evan Almighty make it there, we will have six $200 million films so far this year, just two back of 2005's record. On the other hand, there are also a number of films on this month's list that may or may not open wide, and for most of these becoming a midlevel hit will be a chore.

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Name: 1408
Studio: Miramax / Dimension
Official Site: 1408-TheMovie.com
Release Date: June 22, 2007
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated - likely aiming for R
Source: Based on a Short Story
Major Genre: Horror
Keywords: Hauntings
Production Budget: $35 million
Box Office Potential: $45 million
Notes: A horror film that builds its scares through mood and not gore and especially not through sadistic torture. Thank you. This is the type of film I find truly scary, and not only that, but they also have a lot more replay value. With one of the best trailers I've seen in a long time, I have high hopes for the film, at least when it comes to critical reception. The box office is another story. First of all, the movie is an adaptation of a Stephen King short story, and it has been a long time since he's produced a box office hit. Most of his stories do not translate well into film, which will mean a lot of people will need more than a sharp trailer to get them into theaters. Word-of-mouth will help, but that usually doesn't have time to kick in until the home market. Also troubling are the film's star, John Cusack; while I am a huge fan of the actor, I must admit he is not what you would call a strong box office draw. He's only had one $100 million movie, and that was 10 years ago. I doubt this film will really turn things around, but it should still become a solid midlevel hit and help all involved continue to get work. But it should perform better on the home market and show a profit sometime during the initial stages of its run there.

Name: Black Sheep
Studio: IFC Films
Official Site: Official Site
Release Date: June 22, 2007
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated - an R-rating is likely
Source: Original Screenplay
Major Genre: Horror / Comedy
Keywords: Animals Gone Bad, Mutants, Mad Scientist
Production Budget: Unknown - estimated at under $10 million
Box Office Potential: $2.5 million
Notes: The film made over $500,000 in its native market of New Zealand, which is about equivalent to about $50 million here. However, this film won't be opening wide here and films like this, (horror / comedy with cult classic potential), tend to really struggle here. It's a cultural thing. Furthermore, there's another (horror / comedy coming out the week before and that's a lot of competition for a niche market. While neither Fido nor Black Sheep will be major players at the box office, They both should do respectable business on the home market.

Name: Captivity
Studio: Lionsgate
Official Site: CaptivityTheMovie.com
Release Date: May 18, 2007
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, torture, pervasive terror, grizzly images, language and some sexual material
Source: Original Screenplay
Major Genre: Horror
Keywords: Fashion, Kidnapping, Surprise Twist, and Serial Killer
Production Budget: Unknown - Reported at $17 million
Box Office Potential: $12.5 million
Notes: The most notable aspect of this movie might be the battles with MPAA over its advertising campaign. For those who don't know, the movie was advertised on billboards and on taxi cabs with advertising the MPAA didn't approve and said broke their rules and in an unprecedented move, banned AfterDark Films from submitting any films for ratings for a month. This has put the film's May 18th release date in jeopardy, but has given it a lot more publicity than it would otherwise have. As for the quality of the film, early word is not good. There's not enough gore to pull in the hardcore horror fans, it's not thrilling enough for a thriller, and the surprise twist isn't surprising. It might have one average weekend as counter-programming, but that's as good as it gets for the film. Additional: As expected, the battle with the MPAA pushed the film from a May release to one in June. This won't have a huge impact on the film's box office chances in terms of raw box office dollars. However, with more film's opening wide on the 22nd and the weeks earlier, it won't finish has high on the box office charts and will likely miss the top five altogether.

Name: Death at a Funeral
Studio: MGM
Official Site: DeathAtAFuneral-TheMovie.com
Release Date: June 29, 2007
MPAA Rating: R for language and drug content
Source: Original Screenplay
Major Genre: Black Comedy
Keywords: Funeral Reunions
Production Budget: Unknown - estimated at $30 million
Box Office Potential: $20 million
Notes: One of several films that may or may not earn wide releases, and as always, this has to be taken into account when determining the film's box office potential. Should it open wide, it will provide nice counter-programming to Ratatouille and could open with more than the $20 million I'm estimating it will make. On the other hand, it could pull a Eulogy and flicker out before anyone even knows it was released. This would be a shame since there's a lot of talent involved in this film and the early buzz is great. However, the decidedly British edge to the comedy will likely prevent it from reaching its potential here. Internationally it will perform better and should hit profitability sometime during its home market run.

Name: DOA: Dead or Alive
Studio: Miramax
Official Site: DeadOrAlive-movie.com
Release Date: June 15, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for pervasive martial arts and action violence, some sexuality and nudity.
Source: Based on a Video Game
Major Genre: Action
Keywords: Martial Arts
Production Budget: $30 million
Box Office Potential: $5 million
Notes: This movie has been pushed back a lot. So many times that I'm not 100% convinced it is going to open in June, or at all. Here's what I wrote when the film was originally set to open in October of last year.

So far this film has opened in a few international markets, and has bombed in pretty much all of them. Its best market has been Australia, and there it only opened in fourth place and will end with roughly $1 million at the box office. Taking the relative size of the two markets into account, that would lead to a $10 million total here. On the other hand, using U.K. as a guide gives up an opening of $2 million and $5 million as a total. I'm going with the high end for here since there are several aspects of the movie that should be very easy to advertise. But there's enough negative buzz floating around for this movie that even a strong ad campaign won't save it from becoming a financial flop.
Since then, the film has opened in most major international markets, but hasn't even been able to crack $1 million in any of them and this suggests the film won't be able to earn $10 million here. A box office that small would barely be able to cover the cost of the physical prints for the movie, and if that is the case, the studio would be wise to dump it direct-to-DVD. It might surprise analysts and have a solid run as a guilty pleasure, but chances are it will struggle just to match its current international total of just over $6 million.

Name: Evan Almighty
Studio: Universal
Official Site: EvanAlmighty.com
Release Date: June 22, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG for mild rude humor and some peril
Source: Sequel
Major Genre: Comedy
Keywords: God, Religious, End of the World, Animal Lead, etc.
Production Budget: Officially $175 million, but reported at over $200 million
Box Office Potential: $200 million
Notes: Making a sequel isn't always a good idea. Making a sequel without the lead actor from the original is rarely a good idea. Making a sequel without the titular character from the original is crazy. (If you don't believe me, just as the producers of The Rise of Taj.) However, I think this one will work. Early buzz has evolved from calling the film a desperate cash grab to something a lot more optimistic. Even so, not many people think the film will match the original's impressive box office, and give the massive increase in production costs, any drop-off will severely cut into the film's profits. Speaking of massive increases in production costs, the film was originally given $140 million budget, but the effects, construction costs, animals, etc. led to cost overruns. The budget was increased to $160 million, then to $175 million, which is the current official number. But there are rumors that the movie may have cost as much as $250 million to produce, and that figure doesn't include prints and advertising. If these rumors are true, it may end up being the most expensive movie ever made and officially it is the most expensive comedy ever made. On a side note, this is the third sequel for a Jim Carrey movie not starring Jim Carrey. This is because Jim Carrey swore off making sequels after his experience with Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.

Name: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Studio: Fox
Official Site: FantasticFourMovie.com
Release Date: June 15, 2007
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated - Aiming for PG-13
Source: Sequel
Major Genre: Action
Keywords: Marvel Comics, Visual Effects, Friendly Alien Invasion, End of the World, etc.
Production Budget: $130 million
Box Office Potential: $150 million
Notes: The first film beat expectations at the box office, in fact, it was the film that helped end the longest year-to-year slump ever. Not only that, but despite earning terrible reviews, it managed to win over moviegoers and found reasonable legs at the box office. This bodes very well for the sequel's chances with some prediction as high as $300 million total box office, (with a $100 million opening). This seems overly optimistic. On the other hand, it should open stronger than the original, but sequelitis will keep its final tally to at, or just below the $156 million earned by its predecessor. Internationally, on the other hand, super hero / comic book movies have grown in popularity over the past few years and this should help it see some growth. This could be enough for a third installment in the franchise; however, given the reported pay increases for the four main cast members, that will likely be the last installment with them. In fact, even if this film does very well, it could be a number of years between the third and a fourth film.

Name: Fido
Studio: LionsGate
Official Site: FidoTheMovie.com
Release Date: June 15, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of zombie violence and gore, and comic horror situations
Source: Original Screenplay
Major Genre: Horror / Comedy
Keywords: Zombie
Production Budget: $10 million Canadian or about $8 million American
Box Office Potential: $5 million
Notes: This is a film that has serious cult classic potential. But is it also a film that will likely have to wait till the home market to find an audience. I would compare the film to Slither, another horror / comedy that earned stellar reviews but never found an audience. This film's chance at financial success should be buoyed by even stronger word-of-mouth, but is further complicated as it may or may not open wide. If all goes well, it could become a sleeper hit earning $30 million or more. On the other hand, it could open in limited release and quietly disappear before earning $1 million. Hopefully the former comes true, but the latter unfortunately seems more likely. On a side note, the trailer has one of the best lines I've heard in a trailer all year. "Who names their zombie anyway?" "Mr. Theopolis has a name for his zombie." "I bet he does." The delivery of, "I bet he does." is perfect and gets me every time.

Name: Gracie
Studio: PictureHouse
Official Site: FindingGracie.com
Release Date: June 1, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief sexual content
Source: Based on Real Life Events
Major Genre: Drama
Keywords: Soccer
Production Budget: Estimated at $9 million
Box Office Potential: $10 million
Notes: An inspirational sports movie based on real life events. Right away you know predictability will be the keyword with this movie. However, while this predictability usually hurts the film's reviews, it generally means a solid, if unspectacular box office. In this case, the film has a few additional obstacles to overcome. For instance, soccer simply isn't a popular enough sport to draw in moviegoers. Secondly, the film is only opening in roughly 1000 theaters with an anemic ad campaign. This will keep the film from being a major player at the box office this month, however, it's low production costs should help it earn a profit sometime during its home market run.

Name: Hostel - Part II
Studio: LionsGate
Official Site: Hostel2.com
Release Date: June 8, 2007
MPAA Rating: R for sadistic scenes of torture and bloody violence, terror, nudity, sexual content, language and some drug content
Source: Sequel
Major Genre: Horror
Keywords: Teenage Slasher
Production Budget: Unknown reported at between $5 and $10 million
Box Office Potential: $30 million
Notes: Continuing the trend of sadistic Horror films, a trend that seems to be slowing down. There have been plenty of sequels released so far this year, including two for similar films; however, in both cases the films earned substantially less than their predecessors did. Additionally, of the three films that are opening during the second week of June, this one has the weakest buzz and could be squeezed out at the box office.

Name: Knocked Up
Studio: Universal
Official Site: KnockedUpMovie.com
Release Date: June 1, 2007
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, drug use and language
Source: Original Screenplay
Major Genre: Comedy
Keywords: Delayed Adulthood, Unexpected Families, and Relationship Advice
Production Budget: $33 million
Box Office Potential: $95 million
Notes: The latest from Judd Apatow, which may not seem like much at the moment, but in a couple more movies his name could be a bigger draw for fans of comedies that most actors. Right now the only film he's made is The 40-Year Old Virgin, which came out of nowhere to earn $100 million in 2005. Well, saying it came out of nowhere is a bit misleading. I had high hopes for the film's quality given the talent on both sides of the camera, but I had trepidation with regard to its box office potential. However, even my bullish predictions were blown away during its run. This film, which stars many of the same actors as his previous work, is looking to top that film with critics and at the box office. Critically, the early reviews are promising. At the box office, on the other hand, I think the competition is just too strong. It should open better, but won't have the same legs. I do have hopes that it will crack $100 million, maybe even more, but I think the evidence suggests it won't. That said, it will still made more than enough to show a profit before it hits the home market and insure all involved get plenty more job offers down the line. (Also of note, Judd Apatow is one of those people, like writer / director Joss Whedon, writer / director Kevin Smith, or writer / producer Bill Lawrence, who likes to work with the same actors over and over again. If you get one job with him, you have a lifelong career.)

Name: Live Free or Die Hard
Studio: Fox
Official Site: LiveFreeOrDieHard.com
Release Date: June 27, 2007
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated - Aiming for PG-13 even though the rest of the series was R
Source: Sequel
Major Genre: Action
Keywords: Terrorism, Buddy Cop, and Internet
Production Budget: Unknown - estimated at $100 million
Box Office Potential: $100 million
Notes: Trying to revive a franchise more than a decade after the most recent installment is a risky prospect, and that is the case with this movie. This has happened a few times over the past few years, but the results are not that encouraging. Batman, Superman, Mission: Impossible, Hannibal, TMNT, and Rocky have all returned to the big screens, but none of them were unqualified hits. In fact, only Superman Returns was able to become the biggest box office hit in its franchise, but that was an inflation aided win and it lagged behind the original in terms of ticket sales. Furthermore, taking into account its $204 million production budget meant it barely turned a profit even when you include international and home market numbers. As for Live Free or Die Hard, it has been in the works for several years now as the studio was desperate to get a fourth Die Hard movie into theaters since roughly the year 2000. The long delay is troublesome for a number of reasons including declining interest in the franchise and a change in culture. Die Hard might not be as relevant today as it was a decade ago. Also, there are some issues with the rating as the studio wants it cut to PG-13 despite the fact the previous installment were all rated R. Best case scenario has the film becoming the biggest hit of the bunch, but only in terms of raw dollars with $125 million, but that will mean ticket sales will lag behind the others. Worst case scenario has it failing to match the original's $81 million performance, which would serve as a warning to other studios trying to turn back the clock, (I'm looking at you Star Trek and Indiana Jones). The box office potential above reflects an average of these extremes, but is less likely than either one of them.

Name: A Mighty Heart
Studio: Paramount Vantage
Official Site: AMightyHeartMovie.com
Release Date: June 22, 2007
MPAA Rating: R for language
Source: Based on a Book, which was based on real life events
Major Genre: Drama
Keywords: Terrorism and News
Production Budget: Unknown - estimated at anyone where from $40 million to $80 million
Box Office Potential: $10 million
Notes: Another film that may or may not earn a wide release. Given the studio's history, a limited release with a planned expansion seems more likely, and given the film's early reviews, this could be a good plan. Then again, Angelina Jolie hasn't done particularly well with dramas, especially ones with political overtones. Should this movie open wide, it could open with more than Beyond Borders did in total, it would almost have to. However, it if goes limited release route and stumbles, it might not crack $1 million. But regardless, the evidence suggests that a midlevel hit is the most this film can hope for with $30 to $40 million being the peak potential.

Name: Mr. Brooks
Studio: MGM
Official Site: TheresSomethingAboutMrBrooks.com
Release Date: June 1, 2007
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, nudity and language
Source: Original Screenplay
Major Genre: Thriller
Keywords: Serial Killer and Split Personality
Production Budget: Unknown - estimated at $55 million
Box Office Potential: $35 million
Notes: Kevin Costner, when presented with a good script, is capable of creating a performance that will have moviegoers talking about it the next day. Early word suggests he has one of those scripts and this performance will have people talking. I still don't think the film will be a major player at the box office for a few reasons. For instance, there were six suspense / thrillers that opened wide in April, and of those only one earned any real measure of success. This suggests that audience interest in the genre is at a low point. Also, the film is being released by MGM, and while I don't like harping on them, it is important in coming up with these predictions all aspects that could affect the final box office and quite frankly, MGM is in a huge slump. Since the year 2000 they have only had three films crack $100 million, and two of those were Bond films. (Also, there's an issue with Dane Cook, who could very easily develop a reputation for being box office poison if this movie and / or Good Luck Chuck flop.) I don't think this film will be a disaster, but a midlevel hit could be the best it can hope for. Last minute update: Reviews have gone from overwhelming positive to just over 50% positive. This has reduced its box office potential accordingly.

Name: Nancy Drew
Studio: Warner Bros.
Official Site: NancyDrewMovie.WarnerBros.com
Release Date: June 15, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG for mild violence, thematic elements and brief language.
Source: Based on a Book
Major Genre: Mystery
Keywords: Private Investigator
Production Budget: Unknown - estimated at $40 million
Box Office Potential: $50 million
Notes: This is a tough movie to predict. It is based on a very popular series of books, and the studio is looking to build a franchise around it so they will definitely give is strong support. On the other hand, the film is starring Emma Roberts, whose only previous lead role in a film was Aquamarine, which didn't exactly break box office records. Additionally, the film is targeting teen and pre-teen girls and they are a notoriously fickle target audience. The film could easily flame out and bomb like Just My Luck or New York Minute. Then again, it could be a surprise hit cracking $100 million like The Princess Diaries, which will definitely mean more sequels to come. However, the most likely result will be a midlevel hit like A Cinderella Story or The Lizzie McGuire Movie. Whether that is enough to make more of Nancy Drew Mysteries will depend heavily on the production budget and the home market numbers.

Name: Ocean's Thirteen
Studio: Warner Bros.
Official Site: Oceans13.com
Release Date: June 8, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief sensuality
Source: Sequel
Major Genre: Comedy
Keywords: Heist and Revenge
Production Budget: $100 million ... or more
Box Office Potential: $145 million
Notes: Summer will only be six weeks old when Ocean's Thirteen opens, but it will be the fourth franchise to reach the trilogy mark during the season. This one is looking to bounce back from a disappointing sophomore effort. The original ... well, the original remake was one of the best wide releases of 2001, but the second film was a huge letdown critically, and this caused it to slump at the box office as well. Early buzz has this movie returning to the level of the first movie, perhaps even a little better, at least critically. At the box office, it will have a tough time matching the $183 million Ocean's Eleven made. In fact, it might not top the $126 million Ocean's Twelve pulled in. I think it will finish close to the latter number as many people who were disappointed with the second first will wait till the home market to give this one a try, but it will still pull in more than $100 million domestically while earning a profit some time during its initial home market run.

Name: Ratatouille
Studio: Disney
Official Site: Ratatouille.com
Release Date: June 29, 2007
MPAA Rating: G for General Admission
Source: Original Screenplay
Major Genre: Comedy
Keywords: Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Food, etc.
Production Budget: Unknown - reported at $100 million
Box Office Potential: $275 million
Notes: This is the film I'm most looking forward to all month. This isn't surprising as whenever Pixar releases a movie, it is almost always the movie I'm most looking forward to that month. Seven films into their history and they haven't released a stinker yet. In fact, they haven't even released a mediocre film. Cars earned 76% positive reviews and was called a massive disappoint by some because it didn't finish above 90% positive like the previous Pixar films. (On a side note, this high expectation is probably what cost it an Oscar.) Ratatouille should bounce back, but it might not reach 90% positive meaning Knocked Up could become the best-reviewed wide release of the month. On the other hand, its chances at the box office are rosier still. Some think the film could open with $100 million and crack $350 million overall, but that seems a tad optimistic. I do think it will it will come close to topping The Incredibles during its opening weekend, and should become the biggest hit of the month, with $300 million not out of the question. On a side note, there is already quite a bit of buzz surrounding both Wall-E and Toy Story 3, and the latter doesn't even come out till 2010.

Name: Rise
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Official Site: SonyPictures.com
Release Date: June 1, 2007
MPAA Rating: R for strong horror violence and gore, sexuality, nudity, language, and brief drug use.
Source: Original Screenplay
Major Genre: Horror
Keywords: Vampire and Revenge
Production Budget: Unknown - Estimated at $20 million
Box Office Potential: Less than $1 million
Notes: Originally the first looked to go wide, then again, it was originally filmed in 2005 and sat on a studio shelf for more than a year. Since the film is likely taking the select city route, there's little hope that it will be able to expand to a wide release and there's a better chance that it will simply disappear after a couple weeks without putting up much of a fight. Last minute update: As expected the film will not be opening wide and its box office potential has been slashed. I don't expected it to reach seven figures now.

Name: September Dawn
Studio: Black Diamond Pictures
Official Site: SeptemberDawn.net
Release Date: June 22, 2007
MPAA Rating: R for violence
Source: Based on Real Life Events
Major Genre: Drama
Keywords: Religious and Terrorism
Production Budget: Unknown - estimated at under $10 million
Box Office Potential: $2.5 million
Notes: Yet another film that may or may not get a wide releases and I would have to say the odds are stacked against it. The film is set during the Mountain Meadows massacre of September 11, 1857, but tells a fictional love story between a man and a woman who were on opposite sides of the attack. (In effect, it is based on real life events much the same way Titanic was.) Since the film deals with part of the history of the Mormon Church it will likely be of most interested to Mormons. However, the Mormon movie industry has is certainly at a low point at the moment, so releasing a film like this is a risk. Additionally, since the movie states Brigham Young was directly involved in the Mountain Meadows massacre it is upsetting many Mormons. So the group that is most likely to be interested in the movie may be offended by it while the other 98% of the country probably doesn't even know who Brigham Young is. On a side note, the film is meant to portray religious extremism and make the connection between that massacre in 1857 to the terrorist attack that occurred exactly 144 years later. However, given the discussions surrounding the film's pending release, this will probably be lost in the shuffle.

Name: Sicko
Studio: Weinstein Co.
Official Site: Sicko-TheMovie.com
Release Date: June 29, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language
Source: Based on Real Life Events
Major Genre: Documentary
Keywords: Medical and Hospitals
Production Budget: Unknown - estimated at $10 million
Box Office Potential: $25 million
Notes: It is very rare for a documentary to make these lists as for most such films, reaching $1 million is a pretty big deal while reaching $10 million is practically unheard of, (at least for non-IMAX documentaries). Bowling for Columbine broke records during its run and Michael Moore was suddenly a big box office draw for what is essentially a niche market. This led to a lot of speculation with regards to his follow-up film, and while there were a lot of people expecting big things, (and more than a few hoping it would fail), no one was prepared for what happened next. Fahrenheit 9/11 opened in first place with nearly $24 million; in three days it earned more than any other non-IMAX documentary had in the history of box office records. A year later March of the Penguins rose from limited release to earn more than $75 million while last year An Inconvenient Truth come reasonably close to earning $25 million. This is certainly evidence of a new, potential long-term trend, one that will benefit Sicko. Unfortunately, the buzz isn't as strong with this film. Don't get me wrong, early reviews are excellent so far, but there isn't as much talk as for his previous film with fewer people thinking it will be a movie event that can't be missed. To compound matters, if this film doesn't reach $100 million, a lot of people will call it a failure and call Michael Moore a has-been. This is completely ridiculous, but that's life. In reality, expectations should be more reasonably. If the film opens with $10 million it will be a hit and if it earns more than $25 million at the box office, it will have little trouble showing a profit some time during its home market run.

Name: Surf's Up
Studio: Sony
Official Site: SonyPictures.com
Release Date: June 8, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG for mild language and some rude humor
Source: Original Screenplay
Major Genre: Adventure
Keywords: Mockumentary, Surfing, Talking Animals, and Penguins
Production Budget: Unknown - Reported at $120 million but that seems high
Box Office Potential: $90 million
Notes: This digitally animated film is opening between Shrek the Third and Ratatouille. That's a lot of competition, direct competition. Also, Sony has not had a lot of success with this medium as their last two efforts were midlevel hits at best and you have to go way back to find their only other attempt. This film should do better than those three movies, but not by a huge amount. School holidays should balance out the competition but it will still need a bit of help reaching $100 million.

Name: You Kill Me
Studio: IFC Films
Official Site: YouKillMeTheFilm.com
Release Date: June 22, 2007
MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence
Source: Original Screenplay
Major Genre: Black Comedy
Keywords: Hitmen
Production Budget: Unknown - reported at $4 million
Box Office Potential: $5 million
Notes: Yet another movie that may or may not get a wide release this month. Considering the film's studio, I would assume it is opening in limited release, but there have been mixed reports. Also working against the film is its genre as black comedies are notoriously hard to sell to mainstream audiences. Add in a cast that, while talented, don't exactly have a strong box office reputation as of late, and you have a film that will struggle to be a midlevel hit. On the other hand, if the film does open in limited release, it could struggle just to reach $1 million at the box office. Regardless, it should do better on the home market. Lart minute update: I have confirmed the film will not be getting a wide release but will go with a select city opening on the 22nd with expansions planned for both of the following weeks. This will hurt its box office chances, but it should still top its production budget.


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Filed under: Monthly Preview, Ratatouille, Knocked Up, Live Free or Die Hard, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Ocean's Thirteen, Evan Almighty, Surf's Up, Mr. Brooks, Nancy Drew, Sicko, Hostel: Part II, A Mighty Heart, Death at a Funeral, Gracie, Captivity, You Kill Me, September Dawn, DOA: Dead or Alive, Fido, Rise: Blood Hunter, Black Sheep, 1408