There are two notable new releases in theatres this weekend, but neither of them will be much competition for cinema’s reigning Bad Boys.
First up is The Turning, an adaptation of The Turn of the Screw starring Mackenzie Davis and Finn Wolfhard, both of whom carry some strong genre clout into theatres. Maybe not enough to make this PG-13 horror flick a big hit, but it just may be enough to overperform on expectations. Meanwhile, director Floria Sigismondi is a stylistic visionary, and seeing her work on the big screen is reason enough to head out to see The Turning. Look for fourth place debut for the film with $11 million.
And then there’s The Gentlemen, a crime film from director Guy Ritchie starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery and Jeremy Strong. This is putting Ritchie back in his R-rated territory, which will likely delight his fans who may have questioned some of the larger budget fare the director’s been focusing over the last few years. Unfortunately, reviews have been mixed and McConaughey is the only big movie star that could bring in an audience. Look for a fifth place debut for The Gentlemen with $9 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Bad Boys For Life will remain in the top spot with $28 million. Dolittle will be in second place with $14 million, with 1917 right behind it in third place with $12 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Bad Boys For Life – $28 million
2) Dolittle – $14 million
3) 1917 – $12 million
4) The Turning – $11 million
5) The Gentlemen – $9 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!