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‘The Emoji Movie’ vs ‘Atomic Blonde’ at the box office

There are a lot of emotions heading into the weekend, and when they’re unleashed? Well, they could be atomic. What movie will win the hearts of audiences? Here’s our prediction:

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While on paper The Emoji Movie, a film based on emojis sounds like an absolutely horrible idea, that hasn’t stopped Sony Pictures from releasing a film based on them. Unfortunately for parents, what will be a must see film for kids this weekend is currently sitting at 0% at Rotten Tomatoes. Yes, Z-E-R-O. Good luck sitting through this one, folks. I’ll feel for everyone who helps make The Emoji Movie number one at the box office. Look for it to debut there with $32 million.

Also new this weekend is Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde. There’s lots of buzz for this action film, based on a graphic novel by Antony Johnston, thanks to the enticing trailers and Theron’s badass reputation, based on her outstanding performance in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road. With Wonder Woman finally dying down at the box office, Atomic Blonde should be a must-see for audiences looking for a female-driven action adventure. Look for a third place debut with $26 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Dunkirk will be in second place with $30 million. Girls Trip will be in fourth with $17 million, while Spider-Man: Homecoming will close things out in fifth place with $11.5 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) The Emoji Movie – $32 million
2) Dunkirk – $30 million
3) Atomic Blonde – $26 million
4) Girls Trip – $17 million
5) Spider-Man: Homecoming – $11.5 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 July 28, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, General, movies, trailer time and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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