I was recently challenged by a friend to predict the success or failure of upcoming films. So here goes, I will be using a couple of measures in my predictions, the first being Rotten Tomatoes- I will be predicting both the critics’ percentage as well as the audience’s. Secondly I will be predicting the films’ opening weekend haul along with their final gross. (I promise I will not change any numbers once the article is published.)
Seeing as how I have written about it numerous times before (as evidenced here), I figured I would begin with the upcoming release Pixels. When I first heard that they were making this into a feature length film my inner child was ecstatic. After all, I loved the short film that the movie was based on, which is delightfully dark and nostalgic at the same time. Then I saw the trailer… The first problem that this film is going to face is the fact that two of its main stars, Adam Sandler and Kevin James, have not had a good recent track record with their latest movies. The second problem that I see is the film’s marketing. Most films will show you a bit more or some other aspect of their film the closer they get to release; this movie seems not to want to do that, they simply show the same scenes over and over again regardless of the trailer, which indicates to me that they may not have that much funny material to work with.
So here we go with the predictions:
Rotten Tomatoes: 26%- Critics, 58%- Audience
Movie Gross: Opening Weekend- 21 mil, Total Gross- 51 mil