While the eyes of movie lovers around the world are focused on Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival, there’s still the mainstream box office to look at for the coming weekend. Will a colossal team-up between Hollywood vets make an impact? Here’s our prediction:
Sully is the true story of the heroic Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, who in 2009 piloted an aircraft into the Hudson River without harming a soul. The film stars Tom Hanks and is directed by Clint Eastwood, which is about as apple pie a tag team as you can get these days. The combination of the two and the feel good nature of the story should bode well for the film’s success. Look for a first place debut for Sully with $32 million.
Also opening this weekend is When The Bough Breaks, an obsessive love story about a surrogate carrying a child who becomes infatuated with its father. The film features a predominantly African-American cast, including hearthrob Morris Chestnut, whose appeal crosses barriers. Look for a second place showing for the film with $19 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Don’t Breathe will fall to third place with $10 million. Kubo and the Two-Strings should grab fourth place with $6 million, while Suicide Squad will close things out with $4 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Sully – $32 million
2) When The Bough Breaks – $19 million
3) Don’t Breathe – $10 million
4) Kubo and the Two-Strings – $6 million
5) Suicide Squad – $4 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!