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Strike A Match, Ignite An “Inferno”

Things are looking to heat up at the box office this weekend, with the return of a successful franchise. Will this new installment set fire or flame out? Here’s our prediction:

inferno

Inferno is a brand new Robert Langdon film, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard. The previous films, 2006’s The DaVinci Code and 2009’s Angels and Demons, made over $200 million  and $100 million respectively, and this film will likely fall slightly lower than the last movie, considering its horrible reviews (27% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing). Hanks is coming off Sully, which was critically and commercially successful, along with a strong showing on last week’s Saturday Night Live, so Inferno should at least have a decent opening. Look for a first place showing with $28 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Boo! A Madea Halloween will be in second place with $13 million, with Jack Reacher: Never Look Back right behind it in third place with $12.5 million. The Accountant will hit fourth place with $10 million, while Ouija: Origin of Evil will close things out in fifth place with $8 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Inferno – $28 million
2) Boo! A Madea Halloween – $13 million
3) Jack Reacher: Never Look Back – $12.5 million
4) The Accountant – $10 million
5) Ouija: Origin of Evil – $8 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 October 28, 2016, in General, movies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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