Low Box Office Performance Predicted for JERSEY BOYS Film

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Low Box Office Performance Predicted for JERSEY BOYS Film

According to Boxoffice.com, Clint Eastwood's big screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS, set to hit theaters on June 20th, is not looking like it will be a box office smash. According to the site's predictions (see table below), the Warner Bros film, starring Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young as Franki Valli, Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Michael Lomenda a Nick Massi and Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito, is expected to take in $15 million in its opening weekend and a earn a cumulative total of $47 million.

JERSEY BOYS is based upon the Broadway musical featuring the music and lyrics of Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe, written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

The film follows the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It is about a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty. The show features all their hits including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What A Night," "Walk Like A Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Working My Way Back To You."

JERSEY BOYS is the recipient of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The Broadway production also won the 2006 Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Awards for Best Musical. The London production also won the 2009 UK People¹s Choice and What¹s on Stage Awards for Best New Musical. The Toronto production won three Dora Awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production. The Australian production is 2010 recipient of the Helpmann Award for Australia¹s Best Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards.

A table of Boxoffice.com's predictions for upcoming films follows:

TITLE RELEASE DATE DISTRIBUTOR OPENING WEEKEND CUMULATIVE
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes Jul 11, 2014 Fox $66,000,000 $200,000,000
The Fluffy Movie Jul 11, 2014 Open Road $4,000,000 $10,000,000
And So It Goes Jul 11, 2014 Clarius Entertainment $5,000,000 $17,000,000
Tammy Jul 2, 2014 Warner Bros. / New Line $25,000,000 $105,000,000
Deliver Us from Evil (2014) Jul 2, 2014 Sony / Screen Gems $17,000,000 $55,000,000
Earth to Echo Jul 2, 2014 Relativity Media $9,000,000 $35,000,000
Transformers: Age of Extinction Jun 27, 2014 Paramount $115,000,000 $320,000,000
Jersey Boys Jun 20, 2014 Warner Bros. $15,000,000 $47,000,000
Think Like a Man Too Jun 20, 2014 Sony / Screen Gems $37,000,000 $95,000,000
22 Jump Street Jun 13, 2014 Sony / Columbia $55,000,000 $165,000,000
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Jun 13, 2014 Fox / DreamWorks Animation $78,000,000 $298,000,000
The Fault in Our Stars Jun 6, 2014 Fox $30,000,000 $97,000,000
Edge of Tomorrow Jun 6, 2014 Warner Bros. $28,000,000 $67,000,000
A Million Ways to Die in the West May 30, 2014 Universal $26,000,000 $70,000,000
Maleficent May 30, 2014 Disney $58,000,000 $182,000,000
X-Men: Days of Future Past May 23, 2014 Fox $112,000,000* $242,000,000
Blended May 23, 2014 Warner Bros. $24,000,000* $56,000,000

*4-day weekend

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