Long Range Forecast: 'Tangled,' 'Faster,' 'Love and Other Drugs' and 'Burlesque'

Featured Stories - on September 25, 2010 by Phil Contrino

Tangled is one of the new films that will be hitting theaters around Thanksgiving

tangled.pngThis week, we've added four new films to the Long Range Forecast. Tangled, Faster, Love and Other Drugs and Burlesque are all set to open on November 24.

After finding success with Toy Story 3 earlier this year, Disney is back with Tangled, another animated 3D flick. The fact that Tangled is based on the familiar story of Rapunzel will make families very comfortable when it comes to getting in line.

The simple truth is that Disney can't be beat when it comes to entertainment during the holidays, and Tangled is sure to rake in some serious cash.

With Faster, Dwayne Johnson returns to the action genre after taking a trip to the world of family films in the likes of The Game Plan and The Tooth Fairy. Faster is bound to please fans of Johnson's Walking Tall, which grossed $46 million domestically before expanding its audience on DVD. Look for the CBS Films release to post modest numbers.

Love and Other Drugs could break out in a big way if it attracts a lot of Oscar talk. Anne Hathaway is already generating buzz for her performance as a young woman with parkinsons. Love and Other Drugs has a similar tone to Up in the Air, so as long as audiences are in the mood for another dark comedy it should do pretty well.

Burlesque has dud written all over it. Stars Christina Aquilera and Cher are far from box office draws and story looks incredibly banal. Expect a lot of unfavorable comparisons to Showgirls.

Check out our predictions for these films as well as others in the table below.


Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Tangled Nov 24, 2010 Disney
$35,000,000 $135,000,000
Love and Other Drugs Nov 24, 2010 Fox
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
Burlesque Nov 24, 2010 Screen Gems
$9,000,000 $27,000,000
Faster (2010) Nov 24, 2010 CBS
$14,000,000 $42,000,000
The Next Three Days Nov 19, 2010 Lionsgate
$17,000,000 $60,000,000
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Nov 19, 2010 Warner Bros.
$115,000,000 $320,000,000
Skyline Nov 12, 2010 Universal
$19,000,000 $55,000,000
Unstoppable (2010) Nov 12, 2010 Fox
$23,000,000 $65,000,000
Morning Glory (2010) Nov 12, 2010 Paramount
$14,000,000 $42,000,000
For Colored Girls Nov 5, 2010 Lionsgate
$18,000,000 $50,000,000
Megamind Nov 5, 2010 DreamWorks
$50,000,000 $170,000,000
Due Date Nov 5, 2010 Warner Bros.
$35,000,000 $120,000,000
Saw 3D Oct 29, 2010 Lionsgate
$22,000,000 $40,000,000
Hereafter Oct 22, 2010 Warner Bros.
$14,000,000 $50,000,000
Paranormal Activity 2 Oct 22, 2010 Paramount
$26,000,000 $58,000,000
Red (2010) Oct 15, 2010 Summit
$16,000,000 $50,000,000
Jackass 3D Oct 15, 2010 MTV
$33,000,000 $80,000,000
Secretariat Oct 8, 2010 Disney
$15,000,000 $65,000,000
Life as We Know It Oct 8, 2010 Warner Bros.
$17,000,000 $50,000,000
My Soul to Take Oct 8, 2010 Universal
$11,000,000 $25,000,000
Let Me In Oct 1, 2010 Relativity
$12,000,000 $43,000,000
Case 39 Oct 1, 2010 Paramount Vantage
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
The Social Network Oct 1, 2010 Sony
$26,000,000 $90,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.


Tags: Tangled, Faster, Love and Other Drugs, Burlesque


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