There’s little question that audiences will be taking to trip to Rio this weekend, but will it be smooth sailing for this sequel or will it get stopped in its tracks by Captain America? Here’s our prediction:
Rio 2 is the sequel to the 2011 film that did very well for itself at the time, grossing nearly $500 million worldwide. This film should do quite well for itself, and will be neck and neck with Cap when it comes to the higher gross. Look for Rio 2 to settle for second place with $41 million.
As for the rest of the top five, the critically acclaimed Captain America: The Winter Soldier should have another stellar weekend. Look for it to hold onto the top spot with $43 million. Our first horror film in months, Occulus should manage a surprise third place showing with $15 million, while the Kevin Costner flick Draft Day will be right behind it in fourth place with $13 million. Look for Noah to close things out in fifth with $10.5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $43 million
2) Rio 2 – $41 million
3) Occulus – $15 million
4) Draft Day – $13 million
5) Noah – $10.5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out.