Two big new releases want you to give them their money this weekend, but will last week’s heroes continue to have some legs? Here’s our predictions:
With American Thanksgiving coming up, and then Christmas right behind it, it should come as no surprise that we’ve got the first of the 2015 holiday film entries hitting this weekend. Love The Coopers features an ensemble cast that includes John Goodman, Diane Keaton and Olivia Wilde and should appeal to the family set looking to get into the spirit. However, though the acting pedigree is solid, Love The Coopers has no real box office draws to make it a must see, and still has to contend with a few other heavy hitters. Look for a third place debut with $15 million.
Also opening this weekend is The 33, the true stories of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground in a disaster that captivated the worlds back in 2010. The film’s reviews have been less than stellar, and with no big name draws to help it out, I don’t think The 33 will get much traction this weekend. Look for a fourth place showing with $8 million.
As for the rest of the top five, the first and second place spots are going to be a battle between Spectre and The Peanuts Movie, and it is definitely going to be tight. Look for The Peanuts Movie to claim the first spot with $30 million, while Spectre will be right behind it in second place $29.5 million. And don’t be surprised if the films switch places in the finals. The Martian will close things out in fifth place with $6.5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) The Peanuts Movie – $30 million
2) Spectre – $29.5 million
3) Love The Coopers – $15 million
4) The 33 – $8 million
5) The Martian – $6.5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!