Only the Brave: Sony’s Firefighting Drama, Starring Josh Brolin and Miles Teller

Sony’s fire-fighting drama “Only the Brave” is forecasting about $6 million at 2,577 locations in its opening weekend, while Pure Flix’s faith-based “Same Kind of Different as Me” is estimated to pull in $3.9 million at 1,362 sites.

Both “Only the Brave” and “Geostorm” face difficulties at the box office as a result of recent real-life natural disasters.

Geostorm” is set in a near future where climate-controlling satellites malfunction, triggering massive storms.  The theme may hit a little close to home in the wake of the recent massive damage from hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

“Only the Brave” is based on the true story of the 19 Arizona firefighters who died in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire.

The subject may put off some moviegoers due to the recent Northern California wildfires that have left 42 dead people and torched 5,700 structures.

The film, which stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, James Badge Dale, and Jennifer Connelly and was financed by Black Label Media, has a 90% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.