Making competitive college a cappella singing seem cool is a feat in itself. Now Universal will find out if its comedy musical “Pitch Perfect” can hit the box-office high notes.
A terrific limited release debut and a barrage of youth-driven buzz have Universal executives and industry analysts in harmony: Both are looking for beautiful box office music when the tuneful comedy opens nationwide this weekend.
It will be in 2.770 theaters this weekend and analysts see the film in the mid- to-high-teen millions. It's already looking like a financial winner for Universal, which developed and co-financed the movie with Paul Brooks’ Gold Circle Films for $17 million. Brooks produced along with Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman via their Brownstone Productions.