Let’s be real – this Valentine’s Day weekend, there’s only one movie that’s going to come close to topping the box office, regardless of whether or not it gets good reviews. So just how much is Mr. Grey going to make? Here’s our prediction:
There’s definitely some mixed reviews out there regarding Fifty Shades Of Grey, the adaptation of the hugely successful novel of the same name. Newcomer Dakota Johnson is getting decent praise for her performance as sexual neophyte Ana Steele; however, the same can’t be said for Jamie Dornan as BDSM practitioner Christian Grey. So strong in The Fall, it seems as though many feel he’s sleepwalking thorough the film. However, none of this is going to stop this hard R-rated movie from making a huge impact. With $60 million in advance ticket sales already, look for the film to debut with a $80 million when it’s all said and done.
Also debuting this weekend is Kingsmen: The Secret Service, another comic adaptation from director Matthew Vaughn. The word on the street is solid for this film, though it may not find a younger audience because of its R-rating. It’s up to genre fans to make this one a hit. Look for a second place showing with $30 million.
As for the rest of the top five, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water will drop to third place with $28 million. American Sniper will land in fourth place with $18 million, while Jupiter Ascending should close thing out in fifth with $8 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Fifty Shades Of Grey – $80 million
2) Kingsmen: The Secret Service – $30 million
3) The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water – $28 million
4) American Sniper – $18 million
5) Jupiter Ascending – $8 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!