Well, when I’m wrong with a prediction, I’m REALLY wrong. I may feel a little bad about bombing, but I’m pretty sure Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller feel a hell of a lot worse this weekend.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For absolutely struck out at the box office this weekend, bringing in an estimated (not to mention horrible) $6 million for its opening weekend. Yes, that’s its three day gross! Clearly, I didn’t gage interest in this film well at all, as I predicted a first place showing with $30 million. Nearly a decade between instalments and lacklustre reviews helped sink this one like a proverbial stone. Just an absolute disaster.
On the plus side, this weekend did see Guardians of the Galaxy leap back into the top spot at the box office, bringing in an estimated $17.2 million and raising its total to over $250 million so far, making this risky Marvel proposition the biggest movie of summer 2014. Who would have thought it?
As for the rest of the top five, If I Stay debut in second place with $17.0 million, and may overtake GotG when the actuals are released come Monday. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit third place with $16 million, raising its three week total to $144 million. Let’s Be Cops was in fourth place with $10.5 million, while When The Game Stands Tall debut in fifth place with $9.5 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – $30 million
2) If I Stay – $20 million
3) Guardians of the Galaxy – $15 million
4) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $14 million
5) When The Game Stands Tall – $11 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Guardians of the Galaxy – $17.2 million
2) If I Stay – $17 million
3) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles– $15 million
4) Let’s Be Cops – $10.5 million
5) When The Game Stands Tall – $9.5 million
This coming week sees the release of The November Man. Be sure to check in on Friday to see our predictions.