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‘Guardians’ Look To Hold Off ‘King Arthur,’ ‘Snatched’ At The Box Office

Two new releases are looking to light up the box office this weekend, but can either of them take down last week’s number one? Here are our predictions:

The first notable release this weekend is the big budget Guy Ritchie film, King Arthur, about the Knights of the Round Table. Reviews have been absolutely horrid for the film, which is currently sitting at just 24% fresh at Rotten Tomatos. That’s far from good for what was theoretically supposed to be a new franchise. Neither Charlie Hunnan nor Jude Law can open a film, and those are the biggest stars in King Arthur. Folks looking for a spectacle (or a train wreck) might show up, but there’s just not going to be enough of them. Look for a second place debut with $18 million.

That is, unless Snatched manages to grab that spot.

The comedic team-up between Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer should be primed for success, what with it opening on Mother’s Day weekend. However, like King Arthur, the reviews for Snatched have been atrocious, which will likely hurt the film’s chances at breaking out to a larger audience. The two new releases will definitely be battling it out this weekend, and it will likely be a photo finish, with Snatched landing in third place with $17.5 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 will have no trouble holding on to the top spot at the box offic. Look for it to bring in $62 million in its second weekend. The Fate of the Furious will grab fourth place with $4 million, while The Boss Baby will close things out in fifth place with $3 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 – $62 million
2) King Arthur – $18 million
3) Snatched – $17.5 million
4) The Fate of the Furious – $4 million
5) The Boss Baby – $3 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 May 12, 2017, in Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, comics, General, movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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