While editor-in-chief Andy Burns is partying at the FAN EXPO Canada and talking “Twin Peaks” with the stars of the show, this is Glenn Walker filling in with the weekend box office report here at Biff Bam Pop!. Did The November Man triumph over the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Find out after the jump!
The thinking here at Biff Bam Pop! was that Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would hold on to the top two spots and yet The November Man would find its audience to grab third place – a tight race no matter how you cut it. Comedy Let’s Be Cops and romantic drama If I Stay would round out the top five. Let’s see how that worked out.
While we totally called the Guardians and the Turtles holding on to the two top spots with $16 and $11 million respectively, it seems that not as many folks as we thought were headed to the movie theaters this holiday weekend. They must all be barbecuing instead. If I Stay pulled in $9 million for third place, and the thriller about explorers trapped in the catacombs beneath Paris, As Above, So Below came in for fourth place at $8 million. The fifth slot was taken by Let’s Be Cops with $8 million.
The November Man made a reasonable $7 million to come in only sixth. The top ten was rounded out with football drama When the Game Stands Tall at seven, The Giver at eight, The Hundred-Foot Journey at nine, and The Expendables 3 still holding out at number ten.
So, to recap, here were the predictions:
1) Guardians of the Galaxy – $17 million
2) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $15 million
3) The November Man – $13 million
4) Let’s Be Cops – $9 million
5) If I Stay – $6 million
And here’s how the weekend actually turned out:
1) Guardians of the Galaxy – $16.3 million
2) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $11.7 million
3) If I Stay – $9.2 million
4) As Above, So Below – $8.3 million
5) Let’s Be Cops – $8.2 million
Next weekend we have The Indentical, The Longest Week, Frontera, No-No: A Dockumentary and a limited release of the classic Tom Hanks flick Forrest Gump. Hmmm… not many strong contenders there… My guess is that Rocket and Groot will continue to rule. We’ll see you back here on Friday and Biff Bam Pop! will give you the inside scoop!