‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Looking to Whip the Competition This Weekend

If you’re looking for a movie to keep you tied up for a few hours this weekend, you’re in luck. But will the final installment in one of film’s most reviled franchises be able to make a killing? Here’s our prediction:

Fifty Shades Freed is the third and final film in the Fifty Shades series, one that while making money, has been critically panned worldwide. That won’t necessarily matter this weekend, as this entry will likely be the film of choice for those looking for a bit of romance leading up to Valentine’s Day. Fifty Shades Freed will debut in the first spot at the box office, with $40 million, down slightly from last year’s Fifty Shades Darker‘s $46.6 million.

Families are in luck this weekend, as Peter Rabbit arrived in theaters as well. It’s been a little while since we’ve had a G-rated movie for audiences, so look for a second place debut with $25 million.

As for the rest of the top five, the new Clint Eastwood film The 15:17 To Paris should arrive in third place with $15 million. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will fall to fourth place with $9 million, while The Great Showman will close things out in fifth place with $5.5 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Fifty Shades Freed – $40 million
2) Peter Rabbit – $25 million
3) The 15:17 To Paris – $15 million
4) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $9 million
5) The Great Showman – $5.5 million

Be sure to come back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

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