It should prove to be an interesting weekend, as last week’s debut look to hold on to their standings at the box office. A few new releases are hoping to not make it easy for them. Which will come out top? Here are our predictions:
The Great Wall is a new movie starring the usually reliable Matt Damon. However, last summer’s Jason Bourne underperformed at the box office, and buzz isn’t particularly high about this period drama. Throw in the fact that the action audience is currently being super-served by John Wick: Chapter Two, and I believe Damon is looking at a lackluster fourth place debut with $15 million.
Also opening is Fist Fight, starring Ice Cube in this new R-rated comedy. Laughs have been in short supply over the last few weeks at theaters, so this film should be able to find an audience. Look for a fifth place debut with $14.5 million.
As for the rest of the top five, The LEGO Batman Movie should continue its winning ways, holding on to the top spot with $43 million. John Wick: Chapter 2 will rise one spot to second place with $20 million, while Fifty Shades Darker will grab third place with $18 million.
Also out this weekend is the horror film A Cure For Wellness, but it will debut outside the top five.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) The LEGO Batman Movie – $43 million
2) John Wick: Chapter Two – $20 million
3) Fifty Shades Darker – $18 million
4) The Great Wall – $15 million
5) Fist Fight – $14.5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!