The weekend is here, and the number one spot will be a lock once again. But how much will Earth’s Mightiest Heroes bring in this time? Here’s our prediction:
Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn’t the record breaker that we all thought it would be (opening with a still stellar $191 million), and it’s a little off pace from the original (a $30 million difference after the first six days), but it’s important to note that the movie is still doing mammoth business and will likely end its run with $450-$500 million. We’ll definitely see a steep decline week to week, as should be expected. Look for a first place showing with $90 million.
Opening this weekend as counter-programming is Hot Pursuit with Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon. Reviews have been pretty poor, but both ladies have a strong fanbase which could make for a decent debut, though nowhere near Avengers numbers. Look for a second place debut with $19 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Furious 7 will be in third place with $5.5 million. The Age of Adaline will be right behind it in fourth place with $5 million, while Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 will close things out in fifth place with $4 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Avengers: Age of Ultron – $90 million
2) Hot Pursuit – $19 million
3) Furious 7 – $5.5 million
4) The Age of Adaline – $5 million
5) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – $4 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out.