Will The Expendables Get The Job Done? Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

This weekend, the sly one returns to theatres to once again assault our senses. Will audiences have some expendable cash for aging action action heres? Here’s our prediction:

Expendables_3_posterThe Expendables 3 is yet another blow ’em up action film from Sylvester Stallone and some of the biggest faces in action history – Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson. It’s an amazing cast, likely surrounded by a less than adequate script. But look, what can we expect from a movie like this? As long as there are big explosions and some macho male bonding, people should be happy. Truth is, though, I believe the novelty of all these guys together has worn off. On that note, look for a third place showing with $22 million.

That means Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will hold onto the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row. Look for it to pull in around $25 million. Following in second should be Guardians of the Galaxy with $24 million. It’s going to be a tight race between those two, and they may wind up switching spots when it’s all said and done.

Closing out the top five will be two more new releases – buddy cop comedy Let’s Be Cops, which opened earlier this week, will grab fourth place with $14 million, while The Giver, a long gestating adaptation of the 1993 novel staring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep will debut in fifth with $12 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $25 million
2) Guardians of the Galaxy – $24 million
3) The Expendables 3 – $22 million
4) Lets Be Cops – $14 million
5) The Giver – $12 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out.

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