It’s Halloween weekend, but to me, it’s slim pickings for scares. Does anyone else miss the days of Paranormal Activity or Saw offering up yet another sequel? What about bringing back the legendary Robert Englund to the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise for another go? I bet there’s at least one or two current or former goths dreaming of a sequel to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Oh Halloween movies, why have you foresaken us? On that note, what can you see in theaters this weekend? There is a new one from Jake Gyllenhaal that might do alright. Here’s our prediction:
Nightcrawler is the story of, according to the Wikipedia entry, “the story of a driven young man who stumbles upon the underground world of Los Angeles freelance crime journalism.” The movie has been getting rave reviews so far, and Gyllenhaal is a popular, if not highly bankable star. That means Nightcrawler should open decently, but not on par with other seasonal offerings from the past. Look for a first place debut with $13 million.
As for the rest of the top five, John Wick will grab second place with $8.5 million. Fury will hit third place with $7 million. Ouija will settle for fourth with $6 million, while Gone Girl will close out the top five with $5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Nightcrawler – $13 million
2) John Wick – $8.5 million
3) Fury – $7 million
4) Ouija – $6 million
5) Gone Girl – $5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!