Two big movies are vying for your box office bucks this weekend – one is a highly anticipated sci-fi action flick that’s had lots of people talking thanks to its star power and interesting premise. The other is Hotel Transylvania. Which one will wind up on top of the box office? Here are our predictions:
Looper stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a time-travelling assassin who is sent forward in time to kill himself, as grown up to look like Bruce Willis. The trailers have been intense and the buzz on the film is high. Even though JGL didn’t make any waves with his recent Premium Rush, that film has minimal marketing. This one is really going to be the test to see if the actor’s stock has risen at all since The Dark Knight Rises. You also can’t discount the appeal of Bruce Willis in the film; though he hasn’t been making $100 million dollar hits as of late, he still has a fan base that will see him in the right film. Look for Looper to travel to the top of the box office this weekend with $23 million.
How will the rest of the top five turn out? Find out after the jump!
Also debuting this weekend is Hotel Transylvania, staring an all-star cast that includes Adam Sandler as monster hotel owner Dracula, Kevin James as Frankenstein’s Monster, and Cee-Lo Green as The Mummy. Ten-year old, Universal horror obsessed me would have loved this film, so I’m assuming that the studio (Sony Pictures) is hoping that 30+ fathers and mothers who love those characters are going to bring the kids. And perhaps its possible – Van Helsing used the same approach with these classic monsters and actually made some money. I’m sceptical that the film will appeal to kids otherwise, but Hotel Transylvania should see a decent opening weekend. I’m predicting a second place showing with $20 million.
As for the rest of the top five, look for End Of Watch to hit third place with $8 million. House At The End Of The Street will claim fourth with $7.5 million, while Trouble With The Curve should have no trouble hitting fifth with $6 million.
Also opening this weekend are Won’t Back Down and Pitch Perfect, both of which will debut outside the top five.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Looper – $23 million
2) Hotel Transylvania – $20 million
3) End Of Watch – $8 million
4) Houses At The End Of The Street – $7.5 million
5) Trouble With The Curve – $6 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out.