A few new films are looking to unseat Oz: The Great And Powerful from it’s spot atop the box office. Will any of them have the heart to do it? Here are our predictions:
If any film has a chance of knocking off Oz, it’s The Croods. From Dreamworks Pictures and featuring a voice cast that includes Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone, this prehistoric animated flick is definitely going to bring in a family audience that may be looking for something new after catching Oz. So far, The Croods has been getting solid reviews, and awareness is high thanks to ads and apps, so look for a first place showing with $40 million.
Find out how the rest of the weekend will do after the jump!
Spring Breakers is the hot new film from avant garde director Harmony Korine. Best known for writing the classic film Kids, Korine is going full throttle into scoring a hit, working with Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and James Franco on this tale of college age kids up to no good. Buzz is huge for this one, which opens wide this weekend. Look for a third place showing with $17 million.
Admission is a new comedy staring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. While critics love both, and Fey and Rudd have their die-hard fans, I’m not sure if this film is going to get a lot of people into the theaters The concept, of an admissions recruiter (Fey) discovering her possible long lost son, doesn’t scream a lot of comedic gold, at least to me. Meanwhile, Rudd’s last big flick, This Is 40, underperformed. All that being said, look for a third place showing with $12 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Oz: The Great and Powerful will drop to second with $25 million, while The Call will close things out in fourth with $10 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) The Croods – $40 million
2) Oz: The Great And Powerful – $25 million
3) Spring Breakers – $17 million
4) Admission – $12 million
5) The Call – $10 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!