After an incredible debut weekend, will our previous box office number one hold on to the spot, or will a legendary King climb to the top of the heap? Here are our predictions:
Kong: Skull Island is an effects-driven film that seems like it would do well as a summer blockbuster, but instead here it is arriving just a few short weeks before Spring. This is the next in what is looking to be a shared universe between King Kong and Godzilla, with the potential for more giant monsters to come. Kong benefits from a great group of actors, including Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, along with decent reviews, but word of mouth around the final film of Marvel’s favourite mutant is going to dash Kong: Skull Island‘s dream of number one. Look for a second place debut with $43 million.
That means we’re predicting that Logan will hold on to the top spot for a second weekend in a row. The outstanding debut ($88 million) and the stellar reviews means word of mouth should keep audiences flocking to theatres this weekend. It will be a tight race, but look for Logan to bring in $44.5 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Get Out will land in third place with $20 million, as it crosses the $100 million mark. The Shack will be in fourth place with $9 million, while The LEGO Batman Movie will close things out in fifth place with $7 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Logan – $44.5 million
2) Kong: Skull Island – $43 million
3) Get Out – $20 million
4) The Shack – $7 million
5) The LEGO Batman Movie – $9 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!