While everyone in America seems to be feeling the Bern, box office pundits are beginning to feel something else. The coming war. Civil War, that is. The vibe is strong from Captain America: Civil War, which opens May 6th and has already been scoring incredible reviews. But we’re still a few weeks away, which means that a few new movies over the coming weeks are looking to score some quick bank. Will any of this week’s new releases have any power? Here’s our prediction:
Disney’s The Jungle Book is a live-action adaptation of the classic animated film, and boasts the directorial prowess of Jon Favreau and the voice talents of Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Ben Kingsley. The reviews have been glowing, and Disney has had a strong run of hits with adaptations of Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent, so this entry should prove to be no exception. Look for a first place showing for The Jungle Book with $95 million.
Also opening this weekend is Barbershop: The Next Cut, the third instalment in the successful franchise that stars Ice Cube. All eyes are on Cube thanks to the success of Straight Outta Compton and N.W.A’s recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the movie should do well. Look for a second place showing with $21 million.
As for the rest of the top five, The Boss will fall to third place with $15 million. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be in fourth place with $8.9 million, while Zootopia should close things out in fifth place with $8.5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Disney’s The Jungle Book – $95 million
2) Barbershop: The Next Cut – $21 million
3) The Boss – $15 million
4) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – $8.9 million
5) Zootopia – $8.5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!