The studio's new romantic comedy, The Proposal, is expected to earn $26 million at the box office, according to Exhibitor Relations. That's almost as good an opening as February's He's Just Not That Into You, which went on to earn $165 million at the worldwide box office. And those opening numbers for The Proposal, which stars Sandra Bullock, could prove conservative based on some sneak previews the studio hosted last weekend.
The studio certainly needs this to be a hit, considering that the live-action movies they have produced lately have been clunkers.
Still, I can't help but nod in agreement with the later part of the news article on "Up", which is still going strong.
Disney's other current movie, Up, is expected to earn $20 million this weekend. That would bring the total U.S. box office for the Pixar film to $215 million. The movie has proved a huge hit for Disney even though many analysts predicted that a cartoon with a cranky old man as the lead would never live up to Pixar's previous successes.
Remember those "analysts"? Remember when they, in fact, downgraded the Disney company because they don't think the movie will be that big of a hit considering the subject matter and the difficulty in getting any substantial merchandising out of it? Remember them? So Mr. Richard Greenfield of Pali Research, what do you have to say for yourself now?
I hope THEY remember what they predicted. Shouldn't these people get their pay deducted when they get something THAT wrong?