Will Audiences Attend “Office Christmas Party”?

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!


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 December 9, 2016, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I think I’ll wait until that one comes out on DVD, if at all … maybe. 😀

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