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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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Trailer Time – Mad Max: Fury Road

mad-mad-fury-road-comic-con-posterIt’s almost here! Mad Max: Fury Road will be upon us this summer, with Tom Hardy taking over the title character role from Mel Gibson. Director George Miller has been working on this film for years and, judging by this awesome trailer, it looks to be worth the wait. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Trailer Time: San Andreas

San-AndreasSan Andreas looks to be the exact sort of film that will scare the crap out of me. I don’t know about you, but natural disaster flicks just make me feel sick, in that roller coaster sort of way. Check out the trailer for Dwayne Johnson staring film, opening in May.

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.

Trailer Time – Terminator: Genisys

Terminator-Genisys

Let’s call this ‘teaser’ trailer time – here’s nearly two and a half minutes from Terminator: Genisys that, to me at least, gives off a bit of a X-Men: Days of Future Past in the notion of turning back time. Does the trailer rely on too many throwbacks to the original film (including the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger, or are you happy to hear some favourite old lines? Let us know.

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