Opening weekend did not go well for the producers of Pan. The Peter Pan origin story performed so badly (taking in just over $15 million) that the ill-effects are even being felt by its companion film, Pots.
That was a joke. You know what’s not a joke in Hollywood? Losing tens of millions of dollars, which is exactly what’s going to happen for those involved with the box-office bomb.
Pan wasn’t the only high-priced film to tank on its opening weekend this year; Tomorrowland and Jupiter Ascending both flopped, as well. Looking ahead, there are a bunch more “blockbusters” scheduled for release in 2015, and producers have to be getting nervous; there won’t be room for all of them on the list of “highest-grossing films” at the end of the year.
On that note, let’s set the odds on which of 2015’s upcoming big-budget films are likely to hit it big and which are due to be duds.
2015 Box Office Odds:
Odds to gross the most money on opening weekend:
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens: 1/5
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2: 7/1
The Hateful Eight: 25/1
Bridge of Spies: 30/1
Steve Jobs: 50/1
The Big Short: 90/1
The Peanuts Movie: 100/1
The Good Dinosaur: 110/1
Rock the Kasbah: 150/1
Odds to gross the least money on opening weekend:
Point Break: 3/1
The Revenant: 4/1
Our Brand Is Crisis: 9/2
The Night Before: 10/1
Victor Frankenstein: 75/1
What do you think, readers? Are we giving names like Spielberg and Tarantino too much credit, and Bullock and Billy Bob too little? If you disagree with our odds, feel free to let us know in the comments!
(Photo credit: Jenn Deering Davis Uploaded by MyCanon (Jennifer Lawrence) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. Photo has been cropped.)
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