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 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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