Money Monster looks to take a bite out of Captain America: Civil War

This weekend should prove to be an interesting one at the box office. How will Captain America: Civil War perform in its second weekend? How will a high profile new release do? Here’s our predictions:


Debuting on Thursday at Cannes and opening this weekend in North America is Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts and directed by Jodie Foster. This is an old school drama that is being compared to 70s films like Network. Though Clooney and Roberts are old school movie stars, their ability to open films in the 2010s has become decidedly hit or miss. while Money Monster isn’t a big budget sfx movie or super hero film, it does have some excellent buzz surrounding it. Look for a second place debut with $20 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Captain America: Civil War has already made more than $200 million in less than a week, and it will have no problem holding on to the top spot at the box office with $85 million. Disney’s The Jungle Book will be in third place with $15.5 million, while the new horror movie The Darkness will debut in fourth place with $8 million. Mother’s Day will close things out in fifth place with $5 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Captain America: Civil War – $85 million
2) Money Monster – $20 million
3) Disney’s The Jungle Book – $15.5 million
4) The Darkness – $8 million
5) Mother’s Day – $5 million

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

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