Will Burnt heat things up at the box office this weekend?

A quick and dirty box office predictions entry this week, as it looks to be fairly quiet across theatres, with big movie stars opening films with little interest. Will any make waves? Here’s our prediction:

BurntThe biggest new release this weekend is Burnt, a chef film starring Bradley Cooper and his American Sniper co-star Sienna Miller. Reviews haven’t been great, and had I not heard Cooper’s excellent interview with Howard Stern last week I may not have been aware this movie was even coming out. If anything, this is going to be a slow burn film (no pun intended) as we move towards Oscar season. Look for a third place showing opening with $8.5 million.

As for the rest of the top five, The Martian will hit the top spot again with $11.5 million. Goosebumps will grab second place with $9 million. Bridge of Spies will be in fourth place with $7.5 million, while Hotel Transylvania 2 will close things out in fifth with $5 million.

The new Sandra Bullock film Our Brand Is Crisis will debut somewhere outside the top five. There’s just been little to no hype for this one.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) The Martian – $11.5 million
2) Goosebumps – $9 million
3) Burnt – $8.5 million
4) Bridge of Spies – $7.5 million
5) Hotel Transylvania 2 – $5 million

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

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