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The Hobbit vs Annie vs Night at the Museum – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

One ring is looking to rule them all this weekend at the box office, and it probably won’t have any trouble at all doing so, even against a return trip to a museum and a little orphan girl. Here’s our prediction:

The_Hobbit_-_The_Battle_of_the_Five_ArmiesThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has already grossed $25 million on its opening day this past Wednesday, and should destroy all the competition it will be up against. Peter Jackson has once more captured the imagination of fantasy fans with his Hobbit trilogy, and while I can’t say I’m a fan, millions of folks are, and will no doubt arrive in droves to see the final adventure of Bilbo Baggins. Look for a first place showing with $72 million.

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It Looks Like Kingdom Come For Exodus: Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

Exodus2014PosterWell, something of a minor calamity has befallen yet another recent adaptation of an Old Testament Bible story.

Earlier this year, Noah with all of it’s Lord of the Rings-esque trailer glamour, failed to impress critics and audience-goers alike, which made for a poor showing at the box office. But this weekend saw the release of fan and critic favourite director, Ridley Scott’s latest, Exodus: Gods and Kings. The film is the distinctly Hollywood-ized story of Moses and the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. So, how would it fare, especially against our predictions?

Follow me after the jump and we’ll take a look at what films rejoiced – and what films caught plague at the box office this weekend!

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Will Exodus: Gods and Kings Climb The Mountain – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

After the slowness that was last weekend, Hollywood should be happy to see a guaranteed epic arrive on the scene. But will “thou shalt see this movie” command audiences into theaters this weekend? Here’s our prediction:

Exodus2014PosterExodus: Gods and Kings is a retelling of the Biblical story of Moses, staring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley and Aaron Paul, and directed by Ridley Scott. The big name draws are clearly Bale and Scott, a combination that should make for an entertaining film and some decent box office returns. Reviews so far have been mixed, but audiences needs a spectacle and Exodus: Gods and Kings should deliver. Look for a first place debut with $35 million.

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Mockingjay Wins A Slow Weekend: Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

mockingjay jlWith no new releases this weekend, it was pretty much slow and steady at the box office this weekend. Here’s a quick rundown, beginning with our predictions:

1) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – $25 million
2) Penguins of Madagascar – $15 million
3) Big Hero Six – $10 million
4) Interstellar – $7 million
5) Horrible Bosses 2 – $5 million

And here’s how things turned out:

1) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – $21.6 million
2) Penguins of Madagascar – $11.1 million
3) Horrible Bosses 2 – $8.3 million
4) Big Hero 6 – $8.1 million
5) Interstellar – $7.8 million

Apart from Horrible Bosses 2 performing a little better than expected, there’s clearly wasn’t anything notable for the weekend. Next weekend should be different, with the arrival of Exodus: Gods and Kings. Be sure to check back on Sunday to see our predictions.

Mockingjay to soar above the competition – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

It’s a quiet weekend at the box office, which means a pretty quiet edition of box office predictions.

jennifer-lawrence-the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-1With no new releases, look for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 should hold on to the top spot at the box office. Look for it to bring in $25 million on its quest to be the biggest film of the year. Penguins of Madagascar will be in second place with $15 million, with Big Hero Six right behind it in third with $10 million. Interstellar will grab fourth place with $7 million, while the underperforming Horrible Bosses 2 will narrowly make it into the fifth spot with $5 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – $25 million
2) Penguins of Madagascar – $15 million
3) Big Hero Six – $10 million
4) Interstellar – $7 million
5) Horrible Bosses 2 – $5 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out.

A Horrible Debut For Horrible Bosses 2 – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

It was an interesting weekend at the box office, as one new release performed fairly well, while another wound up a big disappointment. Here’s what went down:

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 really destroyed the competition in its second weekend in release, grossing $56 million to easily hold on to the top spot at the box office. The film has now grossed an impressive $225 million, on its way to becoming the biggest film in North America for 2014.

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Horrible Bosses 2 vs Penguins of Madagascar – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

It’s the Thanksgiving long weekend for our friends in the US of A, and they’ve got some new movies to choose from. Will any of them top the box office? Here’s our predictions:

Horrible_Bosses_2Horrible Bosses 2 is the obvious sequel to the successful Jason Sudeikis/Jason Bateman/Jennifer Aniston flick from a few years ago. While that film was regarded as a breakout hit and pretty darn funny, the sequel has been getting less than stellar reviews. It’s also opening during a hugely busy weekend, which isn’t going to help its chances for success. The highest profile of the new releases, look for a third place showing with $26 million.

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Mockingjay Flies High-ish – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

It was a big weekend at the box office, but not quite as big as thought it would be. Here’s what went down.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
debut in theatres this weekend and, as expected, rocketed to the top, with an impressive $123 million. It’s not a number to sneeze at, but it is actually below the opening gross for both the first Hunger Games, and its follow-up, Catching Fire, which debut with $152 million and $158 million, respectively. I’d chalk this lower number up to the fact that the film finale is still a year away; splitting things in two takes a bit of excitement away, excitement that will surely return next year at this time when Mockingjay Part 2 is released.

As for the rest of the top five, Big Hero 6 was in second place with $20 million. Interstellar grabbed third with $15 million, while Dumb and Dumber To fell to fourth place with $13.8 million. Gone Girl closed things out in fifth with $2.8 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – $155 million
2) Big Hero 6 – $21 million
3) Interstellar – $19 million
4) Dumb and Dumber To – $17 million
5) Gone Girl – $3 million

And here’s how the weekend went down:

1) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – $123 million
2) Big Hero 6 – $20 million
3) Interstellar – $15 million
4) Dumb and Dumber To – $13.8 million
5) Gone Girl – $2.8 million

Next weekend sees the release of Horrible Bosses 2 and Penguins of Madagascar. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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