An absolutely horrid weekend at the box office for every new film out there – none of which performed well. It’s a three way battle for number one, and it could all change when the actuals come out tomorrow. Until then, here’s what it looks like went down.
Both House At The End Of The Street and End Of Watch are vying for the top spot, with each film grossing roughly $13 million. While that’s in the range of what we predicted for End Of Watch, it’s definitely a let down for Jennifer Lawrence’s post-Hunger Games starring vehicle. The question is, can Lawrence become a bankable star for non-franchise films or is this weekends results the sign of things to come?
Find out how the rest of the weekend went down after the jump!
Gunning for third, with a remote chance of catching up to the previous films is Trouble With The Curve, which brought in $12.7 million. However, this is an absolute letdown. Blame Clint Eastwood’s remarks at Republican National Convention – I’m not sure, but regardless, Clint was talking to way too many empty chairs this weekend.
As for the rest of the top five, Finding Nemo 3D grossed $9.7 million to land in fourth spot, while Resident Evil: Retribution closed things out in fifth with $6.7 million. Looking for Dredd 3D? You’ve got to look in sixth place, where the film debut with a dreadful $6.3 million. Somewhere, Sly Stallone is smirking.
So, to recap, here were our admittedly poor predictions:
1) Trouble With The Curve – $19 million
2) Dredd 3D – $17 million
3) House At The End Of The Street – $16.5 million
4) End Of Watch – $11 million
5) Finding Nemo 3D – $10 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) House At The End Of The Street – $13 million
1)End Of Watch – $13 million
3) Trouble With The Curve – $12.7
4) Finding Nemo 3D – $9.7 million
5) Resident Evil: Retribution – $6.7 million
Next week brings the release of Hotel Transylvania, Looper and Won’t Back Down. Check back on Friday to see our predictions for those films!