Three new movies are hitting theaters this weekend, and while none of them have a chance at hitting the top spot, they could make an impact. Here are our predictions:
Nobody asked for it, but Paul Blart; Mall Cop 2 is here. The original managed to make close to $150 million in North America, which is certainly surprising, and I suppose grounds for a sequel. However, there’s no buzz for the film and the reviews have been atrocious. Look for a second place showing with a frontloaded $24 million.
Also opening is Unfriended, a social media based horror film that has strong reviews going for it, along with an R-rating that means the movie doesn’t actually skimp on the horror. For the audience that has already seen It Follow, this should be an obvious pick. Look for a third place showing with $18 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Furious 7 should once again be number one, this time with $35 million. Home will be in fourth place with $10 million, while The Longest Ride will close things out in fifth place with $6 million.
Also opening is Disney’s Monkey Kingdom, part of their annual Earth Day animal flick tradition. The film will likely debut outside of the top five, though.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Furious 7 – $35 million
2) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – $24 million
3) Unfriended – $18 million
4) Home – 410 million
5) The Longest Ride – $6 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!