Box Office Results - 'Peculiar Children', 'Deepwater Horizon' and 'Masterminds'
Maybe I should should just quit....I kid, but seriously, three misses this week. Not good. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children performed better than I was expecting and Deepwater Horizon didn't do quite as well as I thought it would. Masterminds flopped even harder than I thought it would, so yeah, not a great week for movie predictions.
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Fox)
Predicted: $17 million
Actual: $29 million
Well, this was unexpected for me. I thought there wasn't much interest in Tim Burton's latest. I shouldn't have underestimated him. I predicted a lowly $17 million for the flick. Peculiar Children grossed a healthy $29 million for the weekend, and though it still has a long way to go to reach profitability (it cost $110 million to produce), I'd say it's prospects are pretty good. I liked the film enough to give it a slight positive in my review, but I feel like general audiences are enjoying it even more.
The way I see it, Peculiar Children should make it to at least $80 million domestically and if it performs well overseas, it'll be just fine.
Deepwater Horizon (Lionsgate)
Predicted: $26 million
Actual: $20 million
I guess based off of the incredible performance of Sully, I thought there was an increased interest in true events, particularly of the disaster variety. This had all the makings of a hit. Mark Wahlberg is a bankable star and the BP oil spoil of which this is based was hugely publicized. The $20 million weekend take isn't a complete wash, but it is a bit disappointing, especially considering the upwards of $110 million budget attached to the picture. I predicted that this was going to make it to $26 million, and secretly thought that it might make even more.
I do think that the film will hold up pretty well though, and should make it to at least $70 million if it sees small week-to-week drops *crosses fingers*.
Predicted: $9 million
Actual: $6.5 million
I know this film didn't get much publicity, but I thought it might at least find a bit of an audience being the only new comedy in town. Wrong. The film flopped even harder than I predicted and only made $6.5 million for the weekend. Masterminds will be lucky to make it to $15 million.
I normally would go into the top ten but I'm having quite a busy week, so I will direct you all to box office mojo where you can find a comprehensive look at the whole weekend.
Be sure to check in on Wednesday when I predict this coming weekend's new releases including: Birth of A Nation, The Girl on the Train and Middle School!
Source: Box Office Mojo