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‘Rings’ looks to scare ‘Split’ from the top of the box office

A new instalment in a horror franchise enters the fray this weekend. Will it find an audience or fail like others before it? Here’s our prediction:

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Rings is the third entry into a franchise that began back in 2002 with The Ring. At the time, the film, about a haunted video tape that killed its viewers seven days after watching its contents, was a fairly big hit at the time, but that was 15 years ago and its fair to say few have been clamouring for a new instalment. Rings hasn’t been screened in advance for critics, and that’s never a good sign. On that note, look for a second place debut with $11.5 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Split should continue at the top of the box office with $15 million. A Dog’s Purpose will be in third place with $9 million. Hidden Figures will be right behind it in fourth place with $8.5 million, while La La Land will close things out in fifth place with $7 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Split – $15 million
2) Rings – $11.5 million
3) A Dog’s Purpose – $9 million
4) Hidden Figures – $8.5 million
5) La La Land – $7 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 February 3, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, horror, movies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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