A powerhouse couple and a new animated flick are taking over theaters this weekend and looking for your money. Will either of them hit the top spot at the box office? Here are our predictions:
Get Hard is a comedy starring the reigning king of movie laughs, Kevin Hart and the one and only Will Ferrell. In theory, that should be enough to have this movie top all others this weekend, and it likely will do reasonably well, even as it battles middling reviews. Hart’s recent release, The Wedding Ringer, didn’t light up theaters, so it will certainly be interesting to see how Get Hard performs. Look for a first place debut with $33 million.
That is, if it can hold off the new animated feature, Home, starring the voices of Jim Parsons and Rhianna. Now, truth be told, I hadn’t heard too much about this new Dreamworks film until a few nights ago when my daughter and I came across the trailer, which she found absolutely hillarious (and I admit, I thought it was pretty funny as well). Families with younger children haven’t had anything to look forward to for a little while now, so Home could be the answer to parents’ prayers. Look for a second place showing right behing Get Hard with $31 million, with a good chance it could wind up in first place.
As for the rest of the top five, Insurgent should tumble hard to third place with $20 million. Cinderella will grab fourth place with $18 million, while Kingsman: The Secret Service will close things out in fifth place with $4 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Get Hard – $33 million
2) Home – $31 million
3) Insurgent – $20 million
4) Cinderella – $18 million
5) Kingsman: The Secret Service – $4 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!