BOXOFFICE Forecast: 'Sex and the City 2' and 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'

Featured Stories - on March 27, 2010 by Phil Contrino

Sex and the City 2 and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time will square off during Memorial Day Weekend.



This week, we've added Sex and the City 2 and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time to our Anticipation Index. SATC 2 hits theaters on May 27, while Prince of Persia lands on May 28.

SATC 2 will serve as the perfect bit of counterprogramming to all the explosions, fight scenes and grandstanding of typical summer blockbusters. The property has a loyal fan base that is bound to have grown since the first film opened to a staggering $56.8 million in May of 2008. Expect the sequel to open to better numbers.

Prince of Persia will try to fall into the success column when it comes to video game adaptations. The genre is certainly more miss than hit, and star Jake Gyllenhaal is not exactly a sure thing at the box office. Yet with similarities to The Mummy and Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince of Persia is bound to find an audience outside of the core fan base. Whether or not it will lead to a viable franchise is uncertain at this time.

Check out our predictions for Sex and the City 2 and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time as well as other films in the table below.


Title Release Date Distribuitor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010 Paramount
$140,000,000 $390,000,000
Shrek Forever After May 21, 2010 Paramount (DreamWorks)
$125,000,000 $340,000,000
Sex and the City 2 May 27, 2010 Warner Bros. (New Line)
$60,000,000 $150,000,000
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time May 28, 2010 Buena Vista
$52,000,000 $140,000,000
Date Night Apr 9, 2010 Fox
$40,000,000 $125,000,000
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Apr 30, 2010 Warner Bros. (New Line)
$39,000,000 $75,000,000
Kick-Ass Apr 16, 2010 Lionsgate
$32,000,000 $80,000,000
MacGruber May 21, 2010 Universal
$19,000,000 $50,000,000
Death at a Funeral (2010) Apr 16, 2010 Sony / Screen Gems
$18,000,000 $50,000,000
The Losers Apr 23, 2010 Warner Bros.
$18,000,000 $40,000,000
Furry Vengeance Apr 30, 2010 Summit Entertainment
$9,000,000 $30,000,000
Oceans Apr 22, 2010 Buena Vista
$7,000,000 $22,000,000



Tags: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Sex and the City 2, Iron Man 2, Date Night, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Kick-Ass, Death at a Funeral, MacGruber, The Losers, Furry Vengeance, Oceans


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