This weekend is definitely a lock for the top spot, so let’s not beat around the bush. Here’s our predictions:
Furious 7 has been having a phenomenal run at the box office. In just seven days, it’s made nearly $200 million, a number it’s sure to cross this weekend, and then some. With great reviews and word of mouth, the film will hold onto the top spot, with a huge margin to boot. Look for a first place showing with $65 million.
Opening in second place with $18 million should be The Longest Ride, an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name and starring Scott Eastwood, Clint’s son, who has been creating a serious buzz lately. The Longest Ride could also prove to be solid counter-programming to Furious 7, especially for folks that caught that film last weekend and may be looking for another date movie.
As for the rest of the top five, Home will be in third place with $17 million. Cinderella will grab fourth place with $8 million, while Get Hard will close things out in fifth with $7 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Furious 7 – $65 million
2) The Longest Ride – $18 million
3) Home – $17 million
4) Cinderella – $8 million
5) Get Hard – $7 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!