BOXOFFICE Forecast: 'Toy Story 3' and 'Jonah Hex'

Featured Stories - on April 17, 2010 by Phil Contrino

Toy Story 3 and Jonah Hex will be aiming for different moviegoers when they open this June.

weeklyanticipationindex417.pngThis week, we've added Toy Story 3 and Jonah Hex to our Anticipation Index. Both films are set to hit theaters on June 18.

Disney/Pixar return to the property that helped launch their incredibly fruitful relationship with Toy Story 3, and their latest effort will be welcomed with open arms by moviegoers of all ages. Just because fans of the original films are older now doesn't mean they won't show up for the new installment. In fact, some of them will have the unique pleasure of taking their children to see the new film. The Disney/Pixar name means fun action scenes for the kids and undertones for the adults to enjoy. This one will be in serious contention for the biggest domestic earner of the summer.

Even though it will appeal to a different crowd than Toy Story 3, Jonah Hex will be seriously overshadowed by Woody, Buzz and Co. Add to that the fact that stars Josh Brolin and Megan Fox have yet to show they can carry a movie on their own and you have what is shaping up to be one of the summer's biggest duds. Warner Bros. will need to put a lot of marketing muscle behind the film in order to get people to show up. Do not expect a franchise to be born.

Check out our predictions for Toy Story 3 and Jonah Hex 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
Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Buena Vista
$115,000,000 $380,000,000
Sex and the City 2 May 27, 2010 Warner Bros. (New Line)
$60,000,000 $150,000,000
The A-Team Jun 11, 2010 Fox
$55,000,000 $155,000,000
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time May 28, 2010 Buena Vista
$52,000,000 $140,000,000
Robin Hood May 14, 2010 Universal Pictures
$42,000,000 $125,000,000
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Apr 30, 2010 Warner Bros. (New Line)
$39,000,000 $75,000,000
The Karate Kid (2010) Jun 11, 2010 Columbia Pictures
$32,000,000 $105,000,000
Marmaduke Jun 4, 2010 Fox
$30,000,000 $100,000,000
Get Him to the Greek Jun 11, 2010 Universal
$22,000,000 $62,000,000
Killers Jun 4, 2010 Lionsgate
$20,000,000 $55,000,000
Jonah Hex Jun 18, 2010 Warner Bros.
$20,000,000 $48,000,000
MacGruber May 21, 2010 Universal
$19,000,000 $50,000,000
Letters to Juliet May 14, 2010 Summit Entertainment
$14,000,000 $38,000,000
Furry Vengeance Apr 30, 2010 Summit Entertainment
$9,000,000 $30,000,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.


Tags: Iron Man 2, Shrek Forever After, Toy Story 3, Sex and the City 2, The A-Team, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Robin Hood, A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), The Karate Kid (2010), Marmaduke, Get Him to the Greek, Killers, Jonah Hex, MacGruber, Letters to Juliet, Furry Vengeance


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