It’s the Thanksgiving long weekend in American, which means Black Friday and box office bonanzas. There are a few new releases looking for your dollars, but we’re predicting that only one will make it into the top five. Read on to find out what it will be!
Rise Of The Guardians is the first new family film release since Wreck-It Ralph, so it stands to reason that it will be popular over the next few days. The film sees characters like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and others team-up to do battle with the Boogeyman. The Dreamworks picture is timed perfectly for a holiday release, and with Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin and Hugh Jackman lending their vocal talents, Rise Of The Guardians should serve as some solid counter-Twilight programming. Look for a second place debut and a $35 million three-day gross.
Find out how the rest of the weekend will turn out after the jump!
The rest of the top five will likely be full of holdovers from previous weekends. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 should easily hold onto the top spot this weekend with $50 million, though it will certainly suffer a steep drop from its opening weekend of $141 million. Coming in third place with $34 million will be Skyfall, which should also become the first Bond film to gross over $200 million in North America. Lincoln will come in fourth with $17 million as it continues its run to Oscar season, while Wreck-It Ralph will close things out in fifth with $16.5.
As for the other two new releases this weekend, the 3D Ang Lee film Life of Pi, and the remake of Red Dawn with Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Edwin Hodge (read our interview with him here), they will each have to settle for outside the top five, as the former is too niche and the latter lacks buzz to bring in much this weekend.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – $50 million
2) Rise Of The Guardians – $35 million
3) Skyfall – $34 million
4) Lincoln – $17 million
5) Wreck-It Ralph – $16.5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!