It’s a brand new year, and there are some brand new movies looking to get your dollars this weekend at the box office. Will any of them muster up enough force to knock down the current champ? Here’s our predictions:
Underworld: Blood Wars is the most high profile new release this weekend, the fifth entry in a franchise that’s surprisingly still going strong. Somewhat, anyway, as the previous instalments have only done ‘ok’ in terms of box office returns, though they haven’t crossed that magic $100 million mark in North America. There’s an audience for this latest film, but it may be one that decides to watch it at home rather than in theatres. Look for a third place debut for Underworld: Blood Wars with $15 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story should hold in strong in first place with $35 million. Sing will remain in second place with $20 million. Hidden Figures, about the first African American women to work for NASA, will hit number four with $14 million as it expands its theatre count. La La Land should close things out in fifth with $13.5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $35 million
2) Sing – $20 million
3) Underworld: Blood Wars – $15 million
4) Hidden Figures – $14 million
5) La La Land – $13.5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!