jackcarter -> 2012 Box Office Estimates (9/8/2011 1:15:02 PM)
notice the 2012 preview didnt have any Box Office estimates ( its been a few years since empire did them)so heres a selection
(US/overall worldwide) :
Hobbit - 450m/1.3b - got to be at least as big as last Potter. could even be the next $2b hit
TDKR - 500m/950m - going to risk saying not quite as big as TDK
Spiderman - 300m/800m - unnecessary reboot but its still spiderman, theyve always been around the 800m-1b mark and its been a while since 3 now.
Avengers - 350m/750m - the allure of several superheroes in basically Iron Man 3 will make it bigger than either IMs, but cant see it touching TDKR
Bond - 200m/650m - should be abit bigger than last 2 due to long wait plus the 50th ann
Promethues- 220m/450m - if its rated PG13, may be abit lower if rated R? or even more? (will probably be 15 in UK if PG13 in US...or 15/18 if R rated). Might be even bigger as great trailer and, like Cameron, Scott doing SF again will be a big draw, plus cosmology/mysterious 'wonders of the universe' type stuff is getting quite popular now which this seems to be going for in addition to being an Alien prequel.
MiB 3D - 200m/450m - audiences might not be that bothered about this, could be lower like 300m
Titans 2 - 120m/420m - audiences might be abit jaded by Titans after last one, but should still be biggish as what else is out end of march?
GI Joe 2 - 150m/320m - Willis and Rock could make this F&F bigger like 500m
Battleship - 150m/300m - Transformers at sea with Rhianna could make this even bigger..or could be first casualty of the summer
Snow White - 120m/300m - a dark realistic fairy tale hasnt really been done on this scale before but Mirror Mirror may prevent this from being bigger
Expendables 2 - 100m/300m - JCVD, Norris plus bigger parts for Arnie and Willis should make this bigger than 1st but the novelty of an Avengers style action hero movie may have worn off now (plus the first wasnt that great) - maybe the PG13 rating will backfire too?
John Carter - 100m/250m - might be Cowboys & Aliens 2 - cant see this being huge but could be very wrong as little competition in march (like Avatar wrong)
Gatsby - 100m/200m - Australia numbers methinks. although maybe itd be another Titanic?
Looper - 100m/200m - potential sleeper and could do ALOT more if its as good/clever as Inception
Total Recall - 80m/150m - 80s SF remakes took a beating this year (Conan, Fright Night, Thing) - i see no reason for this to do big numbers.
Mirror Mirror - 70m/150m - could it be the big flop of the year?
GhostRider 2 - 60m/150m - 1st one wasnt liked much, no reason for this to equal its respectable BO - even if its alot better
WWZ - 50m/120m - doubt this will do much more..why go to the movies when you can see it on tv?. think everyones zombied out now anyway. theyve have had a good 10 year run.
Titanic 3D - 50m/100m - might do even more due to the 100th anniversary
Dredd - 40m/80m - cant see audiences going for this much
SW Ep I 3D - 20m/40m - maybe not even that much. does anyone really want to see Jar Jar in 3D? wouldve been better off starting with the originals or Ep III