Editor-in-chief and Box Office Guru Andy Burns is a bit under the weather so, I’m back to finish up this weekend. Luckily I’ll just be reporting on what the box office was like, because we know how bad it gets when I make the predictions. Andy nailed it this weekend, suggesting Zootopia would maintain its top spot, with newcomer 10 Cloverfield Lane taking second with about half that, and Deadpool hanging on for third. We’ll take a deeper look at the numbers in the Wrap-Up Report, after the jump.
Zootopia deservedly so held on to the first place with a cool $50 million. If you haven’t seen it yet, do so, I highly recommend it, Disney has done it again. The pseudo-sequel to Cloverfield had a decent showing at just over $25 million. The buzz is strong for 10 Cloverfield Lane, despite its tenuous connections to its titular brother, sounds like it could be a winner, monster or not. The merc with a mouth proves his staying power in third place for a respectable $10 million, which is no surprise as everyone I know who went to the movies this weekend were either seeing Deadpool for the first or second time. That’s something, seriously, when was the last time you saw a movie a second time in the theater?
Fourth and fifth place went to last week’s debuts, London Has Fallen and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot respectively. The rest of the top ten included, in descending order – The Perfect Match, the timely Focus offering The Young Messiah, Sasha Baron Cohen’s The Brothers Grimsby, Gods of Egypt, and another story of Jesus from the upcoming Easter holidays, Risen.
So, to recap, here were Biff Bam Pop’s predictions:
1) Zootopia – $45 million
2) 10 Cloverfield Lane – $27 million
3) Deadpool – $12 million
4) London Has Fallen – $11 million
5) The Brothers Grimsby – $8.5 million
And here’s how things really turned out:
1) Zootopia – $50 million
2) 10 Cloverfield Lane – $25.2 million
3) Deadpool – $10.8 million
4) London Has Fallen – $10.6 million
5) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – $4.6 million
This coming Friday sees the next installment of The Divergent Series: Allegiant, as well as Miracles from Heaven, The Bronze, My Golden Days, Krisha, and The Program.
Of course, that’s all just to keep us occupied until Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25th. Check back here Friday for next week’s predictions, when Andy will be back.