Every year around now I start writing about the dog days of summer, and how there really aren’t any big movies hitting theatres at this time. And so, I maintain my tradition.
It’s the dog days of summer, and the only real new choice for filmgoers is The Happytime Murders, a dark Sesame Street and Muppets-inspired film where humans and puppets co-exist. The film is directed by Brian Henson (son of Jim), stars Melissa McCarthy, and has been getting absolutely atrocious reviews. I’m not entirely certain who The Happytime Murders is targeted towards, and ultimately it won’t even matter. Look for a third place debut with $10 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Crazy Rich Asians will repeat in the top spot with $18 million. The Meg will be in second place with $11 million. Mission: Impossible – Fallout will be in fourth place with $8 million, while Disney’s Christopher Robin will close things out in fifth place with $6.5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Crazy Rich Asians – $18 million
2) The Meg – $11 million
3) The Happytime Murders – $10 million
4) Mission: Impossible – Fallout – $8 million
5) Disney’s Christopher Robin – $6.5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!