‘The Rhythm Section’, ‘Gretel and Hansel’ To Challenge ‘Bad Boys For Life’ At The Box Office

Will it be three in a row for Bad Boys For Life this Super Bowl weekend, or will a new release manage to take down the action-comedy?

First out of the gate is The Rhythm Section, an action film starring Blake Lively based on a series of novels. Unfortunately, reviews have been down on the movie and Lively doesn’t have the star power to bring in a casual audience. Look for a fourth place debut with $5.5 million.

Also new this week is the horror film Gretel and Hansel, based on the classic fairy tale. The director is Osgood Perkins, son of the late, great Anthony Perkins. Osgood has developed a solid reputation as a genre director thanks to his films The Blackcoat’s Daughter and I Am The The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, but his name isn’t on the lips of the mainstream masses; at least, not yet. I’m not sure with its mixed reaction that Gretel and Hansel will change that. Look for a fifth place debut with $5 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Bad Boys For Life will hold on to the top spot with $20 million. 1917 will be in third place with $9 million, with Dolittle behind it with $6.5 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Bad Boys For Life – $20 million
2) 1917 – $9 million
3) Dolittle – $6.5 million
4) The Rhythm Section – $5.5 million
5) Gretel and Hansel – $5 million

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


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