“Patriots Day” Looks to Top the Box Office This Weekend

Things should get interesting this weekend, as a bevy of new releases are storming theatres. Will any of them top the box office? Here are our predictions:


The most high profile new release this weekend is Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg in a film about the tragic Boston Marathon terrorist attack. Wahlberg + Boston should equal a strong film and a decent showing, especially at this transitional time in the U.S.. Audiences need heroes to cheer for and Patriots Day should be able to service those needs. Look for a first place showing with $21 million.

Also new this weekend is Live By Night, a throwback gangster film from writer/director/actor Ben Affleck. Argo this isn’t, as Live By Night has been getting absolutely horrible reviews. Look for a place outside of the top five with $8 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Hidden Figures should be in second place with $20.5 million after its stunning take of the top spot from last weekend. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be in third place with $15 million, with Sing following right behind it in fourth place with $14 million. La La Land will close things out in fifth place with $12.5 million.

Notable releases including Monsters Trucks, The Bye Bye Man and Sleepless will fall far outside the top five.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Patriots Day – $21 million
2) Hidden Figures – $20.5 million
3) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $15 million
4) Sing – $14 million
5) La La Land – $12.5 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 January 13, 2017, in box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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