Yipee ka-yay, Biff Bam Poppers! John McClane is back on the big screen, and should have no problem claiming the top spot at the box office. Here’s our prediction.
A Good Day To Die Hard is Bruce Willis’ return to his defining character, but he’s not on his own. Following in the footsteps of Indiana Jones, John McClane’s son is along for the ride, which this time takes place in Russia. The franchise still has legs, with the last film (Live Free Or Die Hard) making close to $400 million worldwide, even though it had poor reviews. All this means is we should see this fifth instalment do some decent numbers this opening weekend. A Good Day To Die Hard should top the box office with $47 million.
FInd out how we think the rest of the weekend will turn out after the jump!
Safe Haven is yet another adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, this one featuring the dream romantic team of Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel. Sparks films tend to do very well, and this one should be no different. Expect a second place showing with $27 million.
Beautiful Creatures is an adaptation of a 2009 fantasy novel that many are hoping to find the audience that embraced The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga. However, the novels aren’t as popular as those titles. Combined with a lack of star power and you’ll likely see an underwhelming return at the box office. Look for a fourth place showing with $14 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Identity Thief will drop to third place with $23 million, while Warm Bodies will claim fifth place with $12.5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) A Good Day To Die Hard – $47 million
2) Safe Haven – $27 million
3) Identity Thief – $23 million
4) Beautiful Creatures – $14 million
5) Warm Bodies – $12.5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!