This weekend sees the release of a critically acclaimed film fresh off the TIFF red carpet, and it should be a lock for number one. Here’s our prediction:
Prisoners is a dark drama featuring a stellar ensemble cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo. The film performed well at TIFF and the buzz is extremely high, especially for Jackman’s performance as a father determined to find his missing 6-year old daughter and her friend, who have been kidnapped. Without any big blockbusters due out this weekend, look for Prisoners to claim the top spot with $18 million.
Find out how the rest of the weekend will turn out after the jump!
As for the rest of the top five, look for Insidious Chapter 2 to fall to number two with $15 million. We’re the Millers will hit third place with $5 million, new release dance flick Battle of the Year will debut in fourth with $4.5, while Lee Daniels’ The Butler will close things out in fifth place with $3.5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Prisoners – $18 million
2) Insidious Chapter 2 – $15 million
3) We’re The Millers – $5 million
4) Battle of the Year – $4.5 million
5) Lee Daniels’ The Butler – $3.5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out.