Minions to take over the box office this weekend

I know what I’m seeing this weekend. Do you? Will it be one of the new releases that are out? More dinos? Will do you be dealing with some emotions? I think we can guess what moviegoers as a whole are going to be flocking to – here’s our prediction:

minions-poster-1Minions is a prequel to the Despicable Me franchise, staring those loveable yellow fellas that have proved to be the most endearing parts of the previous films. The multiple trailers have all been extremely entertaining, and with Inside Out having been around now for a few weeks, the timing is perfect for a new family film to take over at the box office. Look for a first place debut with $125 million.

Also out this weekend are Self/Less with Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds in a sci-fi switcheroo flick that is entering into a very crowded summer season. Both this and horror film The Gallows are going to have tough time finding a significant audience and will likely debut outside the top five.

As for the films that will make up the rest of the top five, Inside Out should be in second place with $20 million. Jurassic World will be close behind it in third with $18 million as it inches closer and closer to the $600 million mark in North America. Terminator: Genisys will continue to underperform and hit fourth place with $12 million, while Magic Mike XXL will close things out in fifth with $10 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Minions – $125 million
2) Inside Out – $20 million
3) Jurassic World – $18 million
4) Terminator: Genisys – $12 million
5)  Magic Mike – $10 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

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