Weekend Box Office Predictions!
Weekend of 3/31-4/2
Howdy Beardlings and welcome to this weeks BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS where I, your favorite WildeBeard, take a shot in the dark and try to guess what movie will land a spot in the coveted Top 5 and how much green they’ll bring in!
Let’s get into it!
#1 – Beauty and the Beast – $40,500,000 – 55% Drop From Previous Weekend
- I think this week the House of Mouse will still reign supreme at the box office. With the numbers Beauty and the Beast has already drawn and having a huge amount of nostalgia draw and name recognition, good word of mouth, plus being family friendly (at least for slightly older kids), I don’t see this movie falling to the #2 slot this weekend.
#2 – Boss Baby – $32,000,000 – New Release
- Despite my daughter enjoying the trailers for this movie enough to make us rewind the DVR when we try to fast forward through them, I don’t think Boss Baby is going to “wow” anyone. I think that a majority of people buying this ticket this weekend will be families with kids just a smidge too young to see Beauty and the Beast or families that have already given Disney their movie money in weeks prior.
#3 – Ghost in the Shell – $29,000,000 – New Release
- I really wish a higher concept movie like this could make for a bigger draw but I feel like average movie goers who aren’t familiar with the original anime movie might wait on this one and catch it via rental or streaming services. I do feel that this movie will have plenty of fans of the property running to the theaters but not in the numbers necessary to push it past the family friendly fare of Beauty and the Beast and Boss Baby. Despite what I think, I HOPE that I am wrong and that the beautiful trailers combined with Scarlett Johanssen in form fitting clothes will bring in the money. (Also this does have the casting controversy over the aforementioned ScarJo’s role of The Major to contend with but that’s for another article entirely.)
#4 – Power Rangers – $20,250,000 – 50%-ish Drop From Previous Weekend
- Honestly I think this movie did less than it should have in it’s opening weekend even with pulling in $40M. Opening against Beauty and the Beast in it’s second week was definitely to the detriment of its revenue but the spring/summer movie season just keeps getting more and more stacked with movies and they’ve got to release it sometime. If you’ve read my review then you know that I really enjoyed this movie and am seriously hoping for a sequel and those sequel hopes rest squarely on the first entry in this rebooted franchise making more than it’s budget back. As of this writing, Power Rangers has made $67M globally, roughly 2/3rds of it production budget (not including advertising and marketing) so another solid $20M domestic weekend pull would certainly help Power Rangers make its budget back. Here’s hoping it has legs at the domestic box office and has decent pull in foreign markets like China and Japan. (I need some Tommy Oliver…….)
#5 – Kong Skull Island – $5,750,000 – 61% Drop From Previous Week
- I debated for a while about slotting in Life in the #5 spot but with a super lackluster opening, I don’t see it pulling ahead of the King. Mr. Kong has a broader appeal and the brand recognition and cinema history to keep Life out of the top 5 this week.
That’s it for this week folks! Come back on Monday where we’ll break down the weekend box office reports and see just how wrong I was!
Thank you for reading and until next time –
SEE YOU AT THE CINEMA!