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If anyone had any expendable cash this weekend, they weren’t spending it on the latest instalment of The Expendables. Here’s what went down:
For the second weekend in a row, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles held firm at the top of the box office, bringing in an excellent $28.4 million to raise the film’s total to $117 million in two weeks. Following in second place was Guardians of the Galaxy with $24 million, bringing its three week total to $222 million. There’s a strong possibility, should GotG continue its strong hold, the film could become the most successful of the year before long. Who would have thought it?
This weekend, the sly one returns to theatres to once again assault our senses. Will audiences have some expendable cash for aging action action heres? Here’s our prediction:
The Expendables 3 is yet another blow ‘em up action film from Sylvester Stallone and some of the biggest faces in action history – Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson. It’s an amazing cast, likely surrounded by a less than adequate script. But look, what can we expect from a movie like this? As long as there are big explosions and some macho male bonding, people should be happy. Truth is, though, I believe the novelty of all these guys together has worn off. On that note, look for a third place showing with $22 million.
This weekend, those heroes in a half shell will take on the Star-Lord and his gang of misfits. Which movie will come out on top? Here’s our prediction:
The Michael Bay produced/Megan Fox staring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been talked about for years and now it’s finally here. The trailers have been so-so (in my mind at least) and I don’t think there’s a ton of genuine hype around the film. There’s nothing entirely unique about the film either – we’ve seen this sort of film before, and the turtles have never really gone away. While there’s definitely a strong fan base for the franchise, I don’t think TMNT is going to be any real sort of blockbuster. Look for a second place showing with $37 million.
That means Guardians of the Galaxy will hold onto the top spot for a second week in a row. If anything, the film’s outstanding first weekend has built even more hype for the movie. It should bring in $45 million, bringing its total to close to $200 million.
Also out this weekend is Into The Storm, the sfx laden storm flick which may find its way into third place with $14 million. Step Up All In, the latest in the dance franchise, will debut in fourth place with $10 million, while Lucy will close things out in fifth with $7 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Guardians of the Galaxy – $45 million
2) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $37 million
3) Into The Storm – $14 million
4) Step Up All In – $10 million
5) Lucy – $7 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!
I thought I was being slightly aggressive with this weekend’s prediction on how much box office pull a talking raccoon would have on cinema-goers. Never would I have thought that I had grossly underestimated that pull.
Follow me after the jump for the galactically surprising numbers that Rocket Racoon, Groot and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy raked in this weekend!
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That leaves me with the duty of predicting what could very well be the biggest opening box office weekend for a film in the history of all Augusts.
Follow me after the jump for this weekend’s galactic-sized predictions!
Lucy debut at the top of the box office with an outstanding $46 million. The unique concept combined with Johansson’s post-Marvel star power helped bring this sci-fi action flick to a wide audience. While it certainly won’t hold onto the top spot come next weekend, Lucy certainly has achieved worthwhile bragging rights for the moment.
The other new movie to debut in the top five, Hercules simply did ok, bringing in $30 million to place second. I can’t say I’m surprised – as mentioned on Friday, mythological flicks don’t tend to perform particularly well at the box office. Even the power of The Rock couldn’t raise this movie to blockbuster heights.
As for the rest of the top five, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hit third place with $16.5 million, The Purge: Anarchy was in fourth place with $10 million, Planes: Fire and Rescue closed things out in fifth with $9.5 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Hercules – $35 million
2) Lucy – $32 million
3) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $20 million
4) Planes: Fire and Rescue – $12 million
5) The Purge: Anarchy – $10 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Lucy – $46 million
2) Hercules – $30 million
3) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $16.5 million
4) The Purge: Anarchy – $10 million
5) Planes: Fire and Rescue – $9.5 million
Next weekend sees the release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Check back on Friday to see our predictions!
To of the biggest names in Hollywood are gunning for the top spot at the box office this weekend, but as we know, only one will come out on top. Who will it be? Here’s our prediction:
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is arguably the biggest male action star in the world today, and this weekend he takes on the role of the legendary Hercules in the movie of the same title. The Rock knows how to engage his audience via social media, and he’s been hyping this film for months now. The problem is, historical/mythical characters just haven’t been big bucks in the action genre lately, and I think that could have a detrimental effect on Hercules this weekend. I’m going to predict Hercules will come out on top with $35 million.