It’s going to be an interesting weekend at the box office, as a host of new films are entering the arena. Will any of them be able to take down Hobbs and Shaw?
First up is Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the first-ever live-action film based on the enduring Dora The Explorer character. The film should definitely appeal to families, most of whom have likely already seen Disney’s The Lion King. The film has also been receiving strong reviews, so a strong debut seems likely. Look for Dora and the Lost City of Gold to arrive in second place with $27 million.
Also, new this weekend is Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, an adaptation of the Alvin Schwartz books that so many grew up on. With producer Guillermo Del Toro acting as a figurehead for the film and a horror audience that is always looking for something new, the movie should manage a decent debut, even without any big actors involved. Look for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to arrive in fourth place with $17 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Hobbs and Shaw will hold on to the top spot this weekend with $32 million. Disney’s The Lion King will be in third place with $21 million, while Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood will close things out in fifth place with $14 million.
Other new releases The Kitchen and The Art of Racing in the Rain will debut outside the top five.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Hobbs and Shaw – $31 million
2) Dora and the Lost City of Gold – $27 million
3) Disney’s The Lion King – $21 million
4) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – $17 million
5) Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood – $14 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!