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‘Guardians’ rule, ‘Snatched’ so-so, ‘King Arthur’ sinks at the box office

This weekend, the Guardians held strong, Schumer and Hawn snatched second place, and King Arthur sunk like a sword in a stone. Here’s what went down:

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 once again was the top film at the box office, bringing in an estimated $62 million to raise its two week total to $245 million. The movie is well on its way to crossing the $300 million mark – is $400 million out of the question. We’ll have to see what sort of legs Star-Lord and company have as the summer blockbuster season rolls on.

Debuting in second place with an estimated $16.5 million is Snatched, starring Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer. It’s not a great number, but it could increase slightly once the Mother’s Day totals are factored in. The film is battling lacklustre reviews and likely won’t be around for too long.

The same can be said for the mega-bomb King Arthur, which severely underperformed, bringing in just $14.3 million. With no box office draws toplining the film, and abysmal reviews accompanying it, the Guy Ritchie film just didn’t stand a chance.

As for the rest of the top five, The Fate of the Furious was in fourth place with $5.4 million, while The Boss Baby closed things out in fifth with $4.8 million.

So, to recap, here were 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

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 – $62 million
2) Snatched – $16.5 million
3) King Arthur – $14.3 million
4) The Fate of the Furious – $5.4 million
5) The Boss Baby – $4.8 million

Next week sees the release of Alien: Covenant. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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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 14, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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