Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Original Screenplay hopefuls                Todd Haynes explores the world of children with "Wonderstruck"                MUDBOUND and COCO to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" pairs Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman once again                "Wonder Wheel" closes NYFF with a commanding Kate Winslet turn                Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney to Receive Hollywood Supporting Actor and Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards at "Hollywood Film Awards"                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Adapted Screenplay hopefuls                "Breathe" aims to return Andrew Garfield to Oscar contention                Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet and the Cast of "I, Tonya" - Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser to be honored at the 21st Annual "Hollywood Film Awards."                New Trailer drops for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"                "Goodbye Christopher Robin" reveals the origins of Winnie the Pooh                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Supporting Actress hopefuls                "The Florida Project" is one of the year's best films                Trailer for "Wonder Wheel" showcases one of Woody Allen's most visual efforts to date                “Blade Runner 2049” and “Jigsaw”: Films to see in October        

“Super 8” slow start might not be end of the world, analysts say


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: So much attention is paid to a film’s opening weekend these days that a slow start automatically can lead to a film being dismissed as a bomb. But factors swirling around J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8” have box office analysts taking a step back and adjusting their predictions over the long term.

“I think the opening weekend is not nearly as important for a film like this because it has the potential to show some serious staying power once all the secrets are out and people start talking about it,” Phil Contrino of Boxoffice.com tells Jeff Wells.

“People are too quick to label something a flop. With ‘Super 8,’ I want to see how it does over the course of three weekends, not just one.”

The film, produced by Steve Spielberg, does not have an A-list celebrity to help sell tickets. But Paramount hopes strong word of mouth and good critical response will drive viewers to theaters over the coming weeks. (The movie has a healthy 81% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes as of now.)

The studio also began a ramped-up social media campaign that put the film in theaters a few days early (it screened Wednesday night in select markets). “Super 8” opens today. Will you see it over opening weekend? Wait a week or two? Skip it, altogether? Let us know.

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


UPDATES BY EMAIL

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.