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Can Resident Evil unseat Split from the top of the box office?

It could be a horrific weekend at the box office, as the final entry in a franchise takes on last week’s number one. Which will come out on top? Here’s our prediction:

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the sixth and supposedly final entry in the Milla Jovovich-starring/Paul W. Anderson directed franchise that has consistently done well at the box office, even against usually lacklustre reviews. The promotion machine has been in full effect for this entry, and the film should do fairly well this weekend. Look for a first place showing with $21 million.

Also opening this weekend is A Dog’s Purpose, though its mired in negative controversy thanks to a leaked video of filmmakers allegedly putting a dog in distress. There could be some significant backlash against the film. Look for a third place debut with $13 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Split will fall to second place with $19 million, though with strong word of mouth, it could over perform and hold on to the number one spot against Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. This will be an interesting battle to watch.

Hidden Figures will be in fourth place with $12 million, while La La Land will close things out in fifth with $10.5 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – $21 million
2) Split – $19 million
3) A Dog’s Purpose – $13 million
4) Hidden Figures – $12 million
5) La La Land – $10.5 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

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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 27, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hmm … lemme see. go see a film about a kick-ass woman kicking asses or one about yet another dude torturing young women.

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