Box Office Predictions: Pete's Dragon, Sausage Party, and Florence Foster Jenkins
My predictions are completely random and mostly based off of my gut-feeling. I try to avoid other box office sites before I make my predictions as it takes away from the fun. That being said, my predictions may be very off-base when all the numbers are tabulated (just covering my ass here). Basically this only exists for my own guessing pleasure. The only tools I use to assist my predictions are theater counts and audience reception to trailers and other promotional material.
'Suicide Squad', barring some kind of miracle, should take the box office crown for a second week in a row. However, the second-place spot is up for grabs. This week sees the release of the well-reviewed Disney remake 'Pete's Dragon', the Seth Rogen vulgar, animated comedy, 'Sausage Party' and the biographical comedy-drama, 'Florence Foster Jenkins'
Prediction: $28 million
I don't see this film having a spectacular opening. There doesn't seem to be too much buzz surrounding it, though that is slowly changing as reviews leak in. It's got a warm reception so far with a solid 84%. It don't think it will have a disastrous opening though, especially if the film really did only cost $65 million to produce. I also think it will have pretty great legs. I'm pegging this one at $28 million for the weekend.
Prediction: $22 million
I really have no idea how this film will do. I'm hoping that its novel idea will attract adults and older teens curious to watch an R-rated animated comedy about food. It's also got a very recognizable cast of comedians led by Seth Rogen. His movies tend to do pretty well, even if they never really seem to break out and become cultural phenomenons. I see this reaching an opening around $22 million, a little lower than what 'This Is The End' achieved.
Florence Foster Jenkins
Prediction: $5 million
This film isn't opening in too many theaters, but it does have some star power and great reviews going for it. I think it will attract an older crowd that's not interested in all of the whiz-bang summer movies dominating almost every single screen. Still, I only see this one making it to around $5 million.
Check back in on Monday to see the results of the weekend, and to see if I was anywhere close with my predictions.