Consider this weekend the calm before the storm, as there are no blockbuster releases coming out. How much money will the guaranteed number one bring in? Here’s our prediction:
The Circle is an adaptation of a David Eggers Young Adult novel, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. While you might think that this duo would guarantee big box office numbers,this movie has really flown under the radar and there isn’t really any hype surrounding it. Emma Watson is riding a high thanks to Beauty and the Beast, but it’s doubtful that it will translate to any real audience. Look for a third place debut for The Circle with $9 million.
It was another Fast and Furious weekend at the box office, as the latest from Vin Diesel and his family drove over the competition. Here’s what went down:
The Fate of the Furious remained in the top spot for the second weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $38 million, raising its total to $163 million. Though this is not a bad number at all, the film did drop a huge 63%, which means that this instalment in the franchise will likely not have serious legs. Not that that is really anything to worry about, consider The Fate of the Furious still managed to score the biggest global opening weekend of all time when it debuted. Nobody is crying here, that’s for sure.
It’s a short box office prediction entry this week, as none of the new releases coming out are going to make any sort of dent against the reigning number one champ. Here’s our predictions:
Unforgettable is a new thriller starring Katherine Heigl, which should pretty much tell you everything you need to know about its chances for success. Audiences have completely turned their back on this actor, and its doubtful she’ll be able to draw to many people into theaters. Look for a fourth place debut with $7 million.
It’s been a successful, but not HUGELY successful weekend for this week’s big new release. Here’s what went down:
Though we were optimistic and thought The Fate of the Furious would only drop slightly from the massive opening Furious 7 delivered a few years back, the latest instalment was definitely off from F7‘s $147 million. While The Fate of the Furious debuted in number one, as expected, it was with an estimated $100.1 million. To be fair, this is still a great number, and the film is tracking to also perform incredibly well overseas. It just appears that this time out, the family couldn’t quite capture the zeitgeist in North America the way it had a few years back.
This weekend, it’s a Furious world, and we’re just living in it. What will be the fate for the eighth instalment in a venerable franchise? Here’s our prediction:
Against all odds and expectations, the Furious franchise continues to bring in incredible numbers with each new movie. Last time, 2015’s Fast and the Furious 7 arrived with $147 million for it’s opening weekend. That’s a huge haul, and one that The Fate of the Furious might have a hard time reaching. However, even if it does come in under that number just a bit, we should be looking at an incredible debut weekend. Look for a first place showing for The Fate of the Furious with $135 million.
The baby is still boss at the box office, while no new releases managed to make much of an impact. Here’s what went down:
The Boss Baby managed to hold on to the top spot at the box office for a second weekend, bringing in an estimated $26.3 million. The film is closing in on $100 million, but will definitely be knocked off its perch next weekend with the arrival of Fate of the Furious.
One new movie is looking to make The Boss Baby blue at the box office this weekend? Will it get it done? Here’s our prediction:
There’s a new animated Smurfs film hitting this weekend, titled Smurfs: The Lost Village. It’s not really connected to the previous live action/cgi films from a few years back, which is probably a good thing, as neither of those were particularly well-regarded. The big hurdle for this film’s money-making goals is, of course, last week’s surprise number one. The Boss Baby should have legs, which means family won’t be rushing to see Smurfs: The Lost Village right away. Look for a third place debut with $19.5 million.
It was a weekend of surprises at the box office, as a new release managed to take down this season’s biggest hit. Here’s what went down:
Surprising virtually all pundits, The Boss Baby managed to unseat Beauty and the Beast from the top of the box office. The Alec Baldwin-voiced film from DreamWorks Animation brought in an estimated $51.6 million, an outstanding debut. Baldwin is certainly part of the current cultural zeitgeist thanks to his Saturday Night Live appearances, which made the film even more appealing for adults with children, even if reviews have been less than favourable.
Will a temperamental animated baby or a new sci-fi flick be able to take down a beauty and a beast this weekend at the box office? Here’s our prediction:
The Boss Baby is a new Dreamworks Animation film starring the voice of Alec Baldwin as a badass baby who should remind audiences of a certain POTUS, intentionally or not. Even though reviews are currently pretty poor for the film, families who have already taken in Beauty and the Beast will likely head to theatres this weekend for The Boss Baby. Look for a second place showing with $35 million.
It was another outstanding weekend for Disney’s latest remake, while a new reboot actually managed to deliver as well. Here’s what went down:
Beauty and the Beast had an incredible second weekend, bringing in an estimated $89.7 million, raising its two week total to close to $320 million. The filmed barely dropped 50% week to week, and it is clearly on its way to making more than $400 million. Could $500 million be in its grasp? Quite possibly.