Brave Expected to Dominate Box Office
Industry insiders predict that Brave will demolish its competitors this weekend. The 3D animated flick from Walt Disney Studios’ Pixar animation unit is estimated to bring around $65 million in ticket sales. This is according to people who have seen pre-release audience polls.
The figure is more than the other two new movies that are going to hit theaters this weekend. The 3D supernatural action movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is predicted to get at least $20 million, even though its distributor, 20th Century Fox is expecting to get $16 million in its opening weekend.
Focus Features is also set to release Seeking a Fried for the End of the World, which is a dramedy starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. It is estimated to bring in $7 million this weekend.
Brave is about a teenage princess named Merida. She knows how to shoot an arrow from a bow, has long unkempt hair, and rides her horse through the Scottish highlands. It emphasized on physical comedy and the tomboyish nature of the heroine in order to draw in both boys and girls. But according to surveys, it hasn’t gained much hype from young males.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has gotten poor reviews so far and got 28 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. There are people skeptical about the movie’s premise, which has the famous president as someone who hunts blood suckers. It stars newcomer Benjamin Walker and has no recognizable actors in it. It is based on a novel made by Set Grahame-Smith. Fox spent around $69 million to make the movie.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is aimed for adult females, which is the only one to target the demographic this weekend. It stars Carell as an insurance salesman who met Knightley, a free-spirited bohemian. Focus Features will release the movie in 1,500 theaters, which is 1,000 less than either Brave or Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.