Long Range Forecast: 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Featured Stories - on March 20, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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Tom Hardy could be leading a new franchise after Warner Bros. opens Mad Max: Fury Road this May. This week BoxOffice takes a close look at the action flick's commercial prospects.

Mad Max: Fury Road
(Warner Bros.)

PROS:

- Reactions to the film's first trailer have been overwhelmingly positive.
- Tom Hardy has a growing fan base.
- Charlize Theron could help bring in key female demos.
- Based on early footage, it's clear that the film's distinct visual style is a huge selling point. This is the kind of visual feast that is best seen in theaters.

CONS:

- The shadow of Avengers: Age of Ultron may be hard to escape
- It may be a little too dark and experimental to become a huge breakout hit

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

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Mad Max: Fury Road May 15, 2015 Warner Bros.
$38,000,000 $125,000,000
Pitch Perfect 2 May 15, 2015 Universal
$39,000,000 $111,000,000
Before I Wake May 8, 2015 Relativity Media
$8,000,000 $20,000,000
Hot Pursuit (2015) May 8, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$19,000,000 $58,000,000
Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Disney
$217,000,000 $567,000,000
She's Funny That Way May 1, 2015 Clarius Entertainment
$3,000,000 $7,000,000
The Age of Adaline Apr 24, 2015 Lionsgate
$7,000,000 $17,000,000
Little Boy Apr 24, 2015 Open Road
$4,000,000 $10,000,000
Monkey Kingdom Apr 17, 2015 Disneynature
$5,000,000 $18,000,000
Unfriended Apr 17, 2015 Universal
$23,000,000 $53,000,000
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Apr 17, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$19,000,000 $57,000,000
Child 44 Apr 17, 2015 Lionsgate / Summit
$6,000,000 $16,000,000
The Longest Ride Apr 10, 2015 Fox
$13,000,000 $34,000,000
Furious 7 Apr 3, 2015 Universal
$115,000,000 $260,000,000
Home (2015) Mar 27, 2015 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$26,000,000 $88,000,000
Get Hard Mar 27, 2015 Warner Bros.
$31,000,000 $93,000,000

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

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