Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Predictions: 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013

There are a whole lot of movies hitting theaters this 2013.

Lots of franchise sequels prequels and reboots ahead.  In fact they pretty much make up my top 10 list.  Tracking this list, this early in the year, is tough, especially since marketing changes in the weeks right up to release.  We'll probably see some films gain a lot of steam and others dissipate. Some may end up as this year's John Carter or Battleship.  And predicting those huge breakout hits like Bridesmaids or The Help, or Ted, is almost impossible. Anyways, here are the most anticipated movies of 2013 that should take the box office by storm.  Also note this prediction is mostly for North America, but I assume it would be somewhat similar worldwide.

25) Oblivion
This movie looks cool. The question is if Tom Cruise can bank a Sci-Fi movie.
$100 million

24) 47 Ronin
This movie is over-budget and in reshoot hell... could be a huge flop or...
Gross: $110 million

23) Elysium
Can the director of District 9 pull another District 9? Here's betting for him.
Gross: $115 million

22) The Smurfs 2
Let's face it, families will see this film.
Gross: $120 million

21) Ender's Game
Great book. A tough one to turn into movie, but we'll see if they can.
Gross: $120 million

20) Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
How long has it been since Sin City came out? Will people still want to watch this? Should have a strong opening weekend.
Gross: $125 million

19) Oz: The Great and Powerful
Pitch: It's like Alice in Wonderland meets Wizard of Oz... green lit. This actually has the potential to do really well.
Gross: $130 million

18)  The Great Gatsby
Baz Luhrmann's strong vision should encourage lots of people to watch this drama.
Gross: $130 million

17) G.I. Joe: Retaliation
I liked the first two trailers they released... The newest one, however, makes it look pretty bad.
Gross: $130 million

16) After Earth
Trailer looks awesome. Will Smith is mostly bankable... but will people want to watch just two characters onscreen for the entire film?
Gross: $135 million

15) Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Sequel to one of Will Ferell's best comedies.  Returns with the original cast including Steve Carrell.
Gross: $140 million

14) Thor: The Dark World
The first did unexpectedly well... The Avengers did really well... people want to follow stories.
Gross: $145 million

13) The Wolverine
X-Men Origins: Wolverine was awful... but Wolverine has it's fans.
Gross: $150 million

12) World War Z
I Am Legend with Brad Pitt.
Gross: $160 million

11) Pacific Rim
The trailer looks dumb... but in an awesome way. The guilty pleasure movie of the Summer.
Gross: $160 million

10) Lone Ranger
Director Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp's big risk film that almost never got made. Hrmm.
Gross: $200 million

9) The Hangover 3
The Hangover franchise may have peaked, but lots of fans will see this film.
Gross: $230 million

8) Despicable Me 2
Beloved characters return, and so will the kids.
Gross: $250 million

7) Star Trek: Into Darkness
J.J. Abrams got non-Star Trek fans to watch Star Trek.
Gross: $250 million

6) Fast & Furious 6
This series got some late steam and if they keep the awesome formula, it should do very well.
Gross: $260 million

5) Monsters University
Hoping to break Pixar's downward slope, a sequel to one of best Pixar's best movies should help.
Gross: $280 million

4) Iron Man 3
The Last Iron Man wasn't that great... but The Avengers movie showed that Marvel has created a huge following despite.
Gross: $300 million

3) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The First Hunger Games film did exceptionally well, almost too well... so it's going to be tough to match.
Gross: $300 million

2) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The mediocre reviews of the first Hobbit film may deter some, but most will still flock to this film in the Holiday Season.
Gross: $325 million

1) Man of Steel
Superman is back... Trailer looks awesome. The tone is great.  People will forget about Superman Returns.
Gross: $350 million


  1. So you think A Good Day To Die Hard isn't going to make the $100M mark? mmmm....

    1. Yeah, it was close... but with Arnold's and Sly's movies not doing well, I decided to leave it out.

  2. Funny how you people still think Marvel films are a fluke.
    The Avengers was the most anticipated movie of 2012 not the TDKR . DEAL WITH IT.
    And now with all that success their studio is enjoying count on EVERY SINGLE MOVIE OF THEIRS to break box office records. Iron Man 3 made a billion and that was BEYOND OBVIOUS and you all still gave it a 800 to 900 m predictions.
    Heres a NEWSFLASH Thor the dark world is going to make a billion too and not just 500-700 you all are predicting.