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Poltergeist Looks To Scare You Out Of Your Money: BBP’s Box Office Predictions

PoltergeistWe’ve had quite the exciting start to the summer movie season haven’t we? Box office champions galore!

From the heroic action of Avengers: Age of Ultron to the riveting road rage of Mad Max: Fury Road to…Pitch Perfect 2???

Look, I don’t know much about that last one, but I do know that this Memorial Day long weekend looks to scare some moolah out of your wallet.

Follow me after the jump for our weekly Box Office Predictions!

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Pitch Perfect 2 sings loud and proud, Mad Max: Fury Road debuts strong

it was a big weekend at the box office, with the top two films both having strong openings. Here’s what the early estimates indicate went down:

PP2As predicted, Pitch Perfect 2 debut at the top of the box office with a fantastic showing, bringing in $69 million, well ahead of the second place film. Though reviews haven’t been glowing, there was clearly an appetite to see the Bellas once again. The film should have no problem making at least $150 million in North America.

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Pitch Perfect 2 looks for a perfect opening, Mad Max hopes to unleash fury at the box office

Can the Mighty Avengers hold strong this weekend, or will a new release manage to topple them from the top? Here’s our prediction:

Pitch_Perfect_2_posterI don’t know about you, but I’m actually pretty psyched to see Pitch Perfect 2. The first one, which the Queen and I recently watched on Netflix, was a hell of a lot of fun, and there’s some serious hype built around this second instalment. The first wound up a decent sized hit back in 2012, making $65 million off of its $17 million budget. In the past three years, appreciation has certainly grown for the film, and I feel confident that the movie will have an outstanding opening weekend. I even think it will take down the Avengers. On that note, look for a first place debut with $65 million.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron looks to maintain its grip at the box office

The weekend is here, and the number one spot will be a lock once again. But how much will Earth’s Mightiest Heroes bring in this time? Here’s our prediction:

Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn’t the record breaker that we all thought it would be (opening with a still stellar $191 million), and it’s a little off pace from the original (a $30 million difference after the first six days), but it’s important to note that the movie is still doing mammoth business and will likely end its run with $450-$500 million. We’ll definitely see a steep decline week to week, as should be expected. Look for a first place showing with $90 million.

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Opening this weekend as counter-programming is Hot Pursuit with Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon. Reviews have been pretty poor, but both ladies have a strong fanbase which could make for a decent debut, though nowhere near Avengers numbers. Look for a second place debut with $19 million. 

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Audiences assemble for an outstanding Avengers: Age of Ultron opening

The early weekend box office estimates are out, and really, there’s nothing terribly surprising about them. Here’s what went down:

AvengersAgeofUltronAs expected, Avengers: Age of Ultron absolutely annihilated the competition, on the way to having a record breaking opening weekend. The film grossed an estimated $210 million, bettering the previous record holder, the first Avengers film, by about $3 million. We had predicted a little bit higher gross, but as many pundits acknowledged, its total may have been affected by the Manny-Floyd boxing match and the Kentucky Derby. Either way, the film delivered on all its promise and then some. It’s current projected worldwide total is $411 million. Not too shabby.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron looks to decimate box office totals this weekend

This weekend sees the North American release of arguably the most anticipated super hero film of all time. The question we have isn’t will it be number one, it’s how many records will Avengers: Age of Ultron make on its way to the top spot. Here’s our prediction.

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When Marvel’s The Avengers debut in cinemas three years ago, it became the first film to bring in more than $200 million in its opening weekend. It was an amazing achievement, and one that Avengers: Age of Ultron will no doubt reach itself, while making even more money during the process. While the reviews are not nearly as glowing as the first film, they are still solid for the most part. Not that they matter, though. The hype machine has been in full force, with media swings by all the principal cast members helping maintain the word. There’s no doubt the reaction this weekend is going to be huge, and it will have the box office results to prove it. Look for a first place showing with a record breaking three day weekend of $225 million.

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A final win for Furious 7

The early box office estimates are out and there really aren’t any big surprises, as we begin to countdown to the arrival of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here’s what went down:

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Furious 7 held on to the top spot for the fourth and final week in a row, bringing in another $16.3 million to bring its current North American total to a simply amazing $318 million, the biggest gross in franchise history. It’s worldwide total is over $1 billion at this point. No wonder Furious 8 has been greenlit for 2017.  Read the rest of this entry

Can The Age of Adaline make an impact?

We are t-minus seven days away from the arrival of Avengers: Age of Ultron in cinemas, which means this weekend’s new releases have the briefest of windows to make an impact. The question is, will they? Here are our predictions:

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The Age of Adaline
is a romantic drama staring Blake Lively that’s been getting solid notices for its fashionable star. Though she’s not yet a box office draw, this film is definitely going to raise Lively’s profile, and should be a good choice for audiences looking for a date movie. Look for a second place showing with $14 million.

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Furious 7 continues to roll while Paul Blart shows up in second

The early weekend box office estimates are out, with few surprises and very little in the way of big numbers. Here’s what went down:

imageFurious 7 held on to the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row, bringing in an estimayed $25.5 million and raising it’s total to an outstanding $290 million. The film should cross the $300 million mark within the next five days or so. Look for one more weekend of rule before Avengers: Age of Ultron knocks the film off.  Read the rest of this entry

Will you be hanging out with Paul Blart: Mall Cop this weekend?

Three new movies are hitting theaters this weekend, and while none of them have a chance at hitting the top spot, they could make an impact. Here are our predictions:

Paul BlartNobody asked for it, but Paul Blart; Mall Cop 2 is here. The original managed to make close to $150 million in North America, which is certainly surprising, and I suppose grounds for a sequel. However, there’s no buzz for the film and the reviews have been atrocious. Look for a second place showing with a frontloaded $24 million.

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