Two films are looking for box office glory this weekend, but only can hit the number one position. Which will it be? Here’s our prediction:
X-Men: Apocalypse is set to be the third and final instalment of the current mutant trilogy, the previous one of which saw the return of director Bryan Singer to the franchise. This time out, the big bad is the title character, who is making his big screen debut in the form of Oscar Issac, who is sure to be draw. However, all is not right with the X-Men, and reviews have been pretty poor this time out, which is a shame coming off the excellent Days of Future Past from 2014. The movie will definitely be front-loaded at least for this weekend. Look for a first place debut with $102 million.
Also opening this weekend is Alice Through The Looking Glass, a sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010’s Alice in Wonderland. This time out James Bobbin is in the director’s chair, and while Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter should still have some appeal, reviews for Alice Through The Looking Glass have been seriously bad as well, which should put a dent in the film’s weekend plans. Look for a second place debut with $55 million.
As for the rest of the top five, The Angry Birds Movie will be in third place with $25 million. Captain America: Civil War will be behind it in fourth place with $23 million, while Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising will close things out in fifth with $9 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) X-Men: Apocalypse – $102 million
2) Alice Through The Looking Glass – $55 million
3) The Angry Birds Movie – $25 million
4) Captain America: Civil War – $23 million
5) Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – $9 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!