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Our Box Office Predictions from a few days back had Gone Girl remaining at the top of the heap over Brad Pitt’s new war flick, Fury. Did Brad flip the script on Ben? And what kind of competition did the Books, Bad Days, and Beginning Vampires put up against the big two? Find out after the jump!
Two new releases want you to pick them this weekend, but as we know, only one can hit the top of the box office. Which will it be? Here are our predictions:
Brad Pitt has been making the rounds promoting his World War II film Fury, about a group of group behind enemy lines, manning a tank called, you guessed it, Fury. Now, here’s the thing about Brad Pitt – he’s a Hollywood star, but I don’t view him as a bankable movie star, so how a film he’s top-lining performs is always a crap shoot to me. I’m of the belief that this one is going to under perform – the trailers haven’t been outstanding, and I feel that awareness isn’t huge. Look for a second place showing with $20 million.
It was an interesting weekend at the box office, as there wound up being a few surprises with new releases. Here’s what went down.
Dracula Untold managed to surprise some pundits with its debut, coming in second with $23 million. While not the huge hit that Annabelle was last weekend, it’s still a solid showing for a film that’s definitely different from other current horror franchises. While it still has a ways to go before Dracula Untold makes back its $70 million, I’m guessing with the worldwide totals, it’s now actually doable.
Debuting in third place was Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with $19 million. With little family fair out there at the moment, this one wound the ideal choice. Once can’t rule out the star power of Steve Carrell and Jennifer Garner, either.
Finally, debuting in a distant fifth place is The Judge, Robert Downey Jr’s latest, with an underwhelming $13.3 million. It’s definitely not the sort of number the biggest actor in the world wants to see, but this is also an adult drama that may play a good long game. We’ll see if the film continues a slow burn over the next few weekends.
As for the rest of the top five, Gone Girl was on top for the second weekend in a row, grossing $26.8 million, down less than 30% from it’s opening weekend. Annabelle fell to fourth place with $16 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Gone Girl – $25 million
2) Annabelle – $22 million
3) Dracula Untold – $20 million
4) The Judge – $15 million
5) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – $13 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Gone Girl – $26.8 million
2) Dracula Untold – $23 million
3) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – $19 million
4) Annabelle – $16 million
5) The Judge– $13.3 million
Next week sees The Book Of Life and Fury. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!
This weekend sees the release of at least two movies hoping to grab your box office dollars. Will any of them deliver? Here’s our predictions:
The Judge is the latest from Robert Downey Jr., the highest-paid actor in the world. There’s been lots of solid acclaim for the film, which debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, with talk of costar Robert Duvall possibly scoring an Oscar nomination for his role. While it may not be Iron Man or Sherlock Holmes, audiences are currently in love with Robert Downey Jr. and it should show this weekend with The Judge opening with a decent amount for a dramatic film. Look for a fourth place showing with $15 million.
It was an absolutely huge weekend at the box office, as the two big new releases exceeded expectations and delivered some big bucks. Here’s what went down.
While I was finding every spare minute to read Gone Girl (finished in just three days, I might add), the movie going public was making it the number one film at the box office. The film debut with an outstanding $38 million, a testament to the source material, the clout of David Fincher and the box office draw of Ben Affleck. Throw in reviews were stellar for the most part and you’ve got the big hit at theatres this weekend.
Two dark films are looking for box office gold this weekend, but only one of them can claim the top spot. Which will it be? Here are our predictions:
Gone Girl is the adaptation of the bestselling Gillian Flynn book of the same, staring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as a married couple that goes terribly wrong, and directed by David Fincher, in my mind one of the greatest filmmakers of the past 25 years. With all the talent attached this, and absolutely huge buzz from both moviegoers and literary fans (yes, of course you can be both, don’t get all huffy on me), Gone Girl should be a lock for the top spot. Look for a first place debut with $35 million.
It’s a musical chairs weekend here at Biff Bam Pop! as your usual Box Office reporter Andy Burns takes a few days off, so here I am to wrap up for J.P. Fallavollita‘s Box Office Predictions from a few days back. Did Denzel Washington Equalize the Box Office? How stiff was the competition from The Maze Runner and The Boxtrolls? Find out after the jump!
Hollywood’s mining television again with a big new release this weekend.
Remember the mid-to-late eighties show, The Equalizer, starring Edward Woodward? If you do, you’re definitely of a certain age. I used to watch it on and off, back in the day. It had a great premise: a retired intelligence officer placing ads in the local newspaper, offering his services to fix problems. If you had your head underwater, if you were being threatened, if you require justice o, “if you have nowhere else to turn”, you’d call The Equalizer.
Loved that catch line then and now!
The question this weekend is: will theatre audiences make that call again? Will they go see the big screen version of The Equalizer?
Follow me after the jump for our predictions!