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Can “Pete’s Dragon” Take Down “Suicide Squad”?

Can last week’s number one film hold on to the top spot, or will a new release lay claim to the throne? Here’s our prediction:

Pete’s Dragon is a remake of a Disney favourite, updated for the next generation. 2016 has been kind to Disney films, with both Zootopia and Finding Dory huge hits for the company (not to mention Captain America: Civil War). The summer season has also been flush with strong family films (once again, Finding Dory, along with The Secret Life of Pets), and there’s no reason why Pete’s Dragon won’t be able to continue the trend, especially with the solid critical notices its receiving. Look for a second place showing with $35 million.

Also opening this weekend is the R-rated animated film Sausage Party, from the twisted minds of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. While Bad Moms has been a moderate hit, it didn’t have the star power that Sausage Party is bringing to the table, as it were, which should bring in audiences who also flocked to see This Is The End. Look for a third place debut with $29 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Suicide Squad should be able to hold on to the top spot with $38 million, which will still be a significant drop off. Jason Bourne will grab fourth place with $11 million, while Bad Moms will close things out in fifth place with $9 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Suicide Squad – $38 million
2) Pete’s Dragon – $35 million
3) Sausage Party – $29 million
4) Jason Bourne – $11 million
5) Bad Moms – $9 million

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

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on August 12, 2016, in box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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