While the eyes of the film world are on Toronto with the Toronto International Film Festival, the regular box office is going to be extremely quiet, with no big new releases hitting theaters.
What that means is that Guardians of the Galaxy is going to have any easy time holding on to the top spot at the box office this weekend. Look for a first place showing with $12 million, as the film inches closer and closer to breaking the $300 million mark. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be in second place with $9 million, followed in third by If I Stay with $6 million. Let’s Be Cop will be in fourth place with $5 million, while The November Man should close things out in fifth with $4.5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Guardians of the Galaxy – $12 million
2) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $9 million
3) If I Stay – $6 million
4) Let’s Be Cops – $5 million
5) The November Man – $4.5 million
Check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out. In the meantime, I’ll be hitting some TIFF films this weekend, including the premieres of Roger Waters’ The Wall and Love and Mercy, the bio-film about Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson. Look for those on Sunday and Monday, respectively.