Double, double toil and trouble;
Films will play, and our coin will tumble!
All apologies to William Shakespeare, but the accurate prognostication of the cinematic box office takes a bit of the black magic. JP here, filling in for the currently indisposed Andy Burns, Editor-in-Chief of Biff Bam Pop! and regular sorcerer of this column. Hey, we’re six days away from Halloween. I’m in the mood!
There are three new movies out this week, and all are looking to re-write physics and bring Gravity, the current cinema champion, down to earth.
Follow me after the jump to see what answers my black art drums up!
Battleships Bombs, The Dictator Disappoints – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of May 18th, 2012
The weekend numbers are in and, as predicted, The Avengers held onto the top spot for the third weekend in a row. None of the three new releases ever came close to posing any sort of challenge to Marvel’s blockbuster superhero extravaganza. Here’s how the weekend turned out:
Battleship, What To Expect When You’re Expecting & The Dictator Take On The Avengers – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend of May 18th, 2012
Three new films – two comedies and a Transformers style action flick - are looking to knock The Avengers off the top of the box office mountain. Will any of them be able to topple this summer’s juggernaut, or will the end of the weekend find The Avengers assembled back at number one? Here are our predictions:
Directed by Peter Berg, Battleship stars Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Rhianna and others in a film based kinda sorta on the classic Milton Bradley game. It goes without saying that the trailers give off a huge, Transformers vibe to the film, which may be enough to bring audiences in. The movie has already made $215 million overseas on an estimated $200 million budget, which isn’t a bad showing. I think that as a summertime flick, Battleship has what audiences are looking for - sfx and explosions – but likely not enough to toppled The Avengers. Look for Battleship to open with $53 million for second place.
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