It was a solid weekend at the box office, as Universal managed to turn the tide of recently low-performing horror films with the release of The Invisible Man.
The critically-acclaimed film starring Elisabeth Moss and directed by Leigh Whannell managed to bring in an audience that had been passing up more recent genre offerings, opening in the top spot with an estimated $29 million. This was higher than we predicted, not to mention other studios. The Invisible Man had a budget of just $7 million, so this first week performance is a fantastic number. Everything else going forward is gravy.
As for the rest of the top five, Sonic The Hedgehog dropped to second place with an estimated $16 million. Call of the Wild was in third place with $13.2 million. The anime film My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising jumped into fourth place with $5.1 million, while Bad Boys For Life closed out the top five with $4.3 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) The Invisible Man – $23 million
2) The Call Of The Wild – $16 million
3) Sonic The Hedgehog – $15 million
4) Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey – $4 million
5) Bad Boys For Life – $3 million
And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:
1) The Invisible Man – $29 million
2) Sonic The Hedgehog – $16 million
3) The Call Of The Wild – $13.2 million
4) My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising – $5.1 million
5) Bad Boys For Life – $4.3 million
Next weekend sees the release of Onward and The Way Back. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.