We’re heading into Halloween horror film time, and there’s a big new release looking for your dollars this weekend. Will it hit the big money, or will one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars spoil the fun. Here’s our prediction:
Ouija: Origin of Evil is a sequel to the 2014 original that managed to make $50 million during its release. While no huge names are attached to this follow-up, there’s some decent buzz surrounding the film, which is said to be quite scary, even for a PG-13 rated movie. People want to get their horror on as October comes to a close, and this is the movie that will help them do it. Look for a first place showing with $23 million.
Also opening this weekend is Boo! A Madea Halloween. Tyler Perry’s character is always a surefire box office draw, and this movie should continue the seemingly unstoppable trend. Look for a second place showing with $20 million.
Tom Cruise returns to the role of Jack Reacher in the film Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The first movie, released in 2012, only made $80 million at the box office when it was released, but it’s well-regarded and found an audience on home video. Cruise has become a reliable action hero, and fans will likely come out to see the return of Reacher. Look for a third place debut with $19 million.
As for the rest of the top five, The Accountant will drop to fourth place with $15 million, while The Girl on the Train will close things out in fifth place with $7 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Ouija: Origin of Evil – $23 million
2) Boo! A Madea Halloween – $2o million
3) Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – $19 million
4) The Accountant – $15 million
5) The Girl on the Train – $7 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!