There’s only one major new release this weekend, and it’s going to be hard-pressed to take down the champion of the past two weeks. Here’s our prediction:
Office Christmas Party is a new R-rated comedy with an outstanding cast that includes Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and SNL’s Kate McKinnon, so it should find a decent audience for its debut weekend. However, reviews have been less than kind, so the movie may not be a break-out hit. Really, it’s going to be a one and done weekend for Office Christmas Party to make some money, as next week Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes over theaters. Look for a second place debut with $16 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Disney’s Moana will be number one for a third weekend in a row with $22 million. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be in third place with $15 million. Arrival will hit fourth place with $6.5 million while Marvel’s Doctor Strange will close things out in fifth with $4 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Moana – $21 million
2) Office Christmas Party – $16 million
3) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them – $15 million
4) Arrival – $6.5 million
5) Doctor Strange – $4 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!