Two new releases want you to pick them this weekend, but as we know, only one can hit the top of the box office. Which will it be? Here are our predictions:
Brad Pitt has been making the rounds promoting his World War II film Fury, about a group of group behind enemy lines, manning a tank called, you guessed it, Fury. Now, here’s the thing about Brad Pitt – he’s a Hollywood star, but I don’t view him as a bankable movie star, so how a film he’s top-lining performs is always a crap shoot to me. I’m of the belief that this one is going to under perform – the trailers haven’t been outstanding, and I feel that awareness isn’t huge. Look for a second place showing with $20 million.
The Book of Life is a Hispanic based, computer animated family film from producer Guillermo del Toro which has been getting a fair amount of buzz because of its unique look. The Boxtrolls has tapered off and families are always looking for some decent fare, so I expect this one to do well. The Book of Life should debut in third place with $15 million.
As for the rest of the top five, look for Gone Girl to maintain a hold on the top spot for the third weekend in a row with $22 million. Dracula Unbound will grab fourth place with $13 million, while new release, the romantic The Best of Me should debut in fifth place with $11 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Gone Girl – $21 million
2) Fury – $20 million
3) The Book of Life – $15 million
4) Dracula Unbound – $13 million
5) The Best of Me – $11 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out.