November 2-4 Box Office Predictions

Everyone, prepare yourselves for lower-than-usual box office earnings this weekend. This is because of Hurricane Sandy attacking the East Coast of the U.S. My prayers do go out to you folks; but (Read this in John Travolta’s singing voice from Grease) Oh Sandy, why-y-y-y [did you have to make all those movie theatres lose power]? Without further ado, here are the new releases for Friday, November 2:



Plot: An airline pilot saves a plane from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.

This drama is helmed by director Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump), with his first live-action endeavour since 2000’s Cast Away. Also, Flight stars the great Denzel Washington. Their names alone have the capability to draw in quite a crowd. Flight also has that whole true story appeal going for it. It seems like a great drama with a few nice action sequences.

Flight Prediction: $15, 000, 000

The Man with the Iron Fists

Plot: On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.

This certainly seems action-packed with a blend of a little dark humour. At least, that’s what I took from the tagline: ‘They put the F U in Kung Fu.’ The cast is attractive: Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, RZA, Jamie Chung. Kung-fu films can make for quite the enjoyable outing at the movies. Though, I doubt it’ll make the most money domestically, as opposed to foreign cinemas.

M.I.F. Prediction: $6, 500, 000

Wreck-It Ralph

Plot: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Wreck-It Ralph has been one of the most anticipated animated feature of 2012, and now it’s only two days away. The Disney, video game, and nostalgic attraction of it all makes this seem really great. It also has great voice talents of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch. There has been a vast advertising campaign, and it looks like a visual treat. Disney fans, gamers and movie-goers alike will be filing in to see this. Some video game characters that will be seen include Sonic the Hedgehog, Bowser, PacMan (just to name a few). Who wouldn’t want to see that?! This is going to be #1 at the Box Office this weekend, no one in the right state of mind should doubt that.

W-I.R. Prediction: $44, 000, 000



1. Wreck-It Ralph/ $44, 000, 000/ Buena Vista/ 78%
2. Flight/ $15, 000, 000/ Paramount/ 86%
3. Argo/ $8, 700, 000/ Warner Bros./ 95%
4. Cloud Atlas/ $7, 300, 000/ Warner Bros./ 63%
5. Hotel Transylvania/ $6, 900, 000/ Sony/ 43%
6. The Man with the Iron Fists/ $6, 500, 000/ Universal
7. Paranormal Activity 4/ $5, 800, 000/ Paramount/ 25%
8. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D/ $5, 000, 000/ ORF/ 6%
9. Taken 2/ $4, 750, 000/ Fox/ 21%
10. Here Comes the Boom/ $3, 000, 000/ Sony/ 42%

5 thoughts on “November 2-4 Box Office Predictions

  1. Hi Dan!

    Here’s my numbers for this weekend’s new releases:

    As I told you, I absolutely loved Wreck-It Ralph when I saw it two weeks ago. I think the numbers could skew lower due to the storm, but I still think it’s going to do well. I’ve got it at $52M

    Flight is an intriguing movie. I think it covers a very serious problem in today’s society in addiction, and am interested in seeing how it ties into the story. Everyone loved Denzel, and his last 4 R-rated films have done very well. I also think Zemeckis is an underrated director, and shines when directing ‘real’ movies. I’m leaning towards $23M

    As for Man With the Iron Fists, I think this one has cult film written all over it. I don’t know that there’s a huge audience for these Tarantino style of films, but I think there’s enough interest to draw a fair number of people into theaters. I’m right there with you on this one at $6.5M

    Good luck this weekend!

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