Box Office Results: 'Don't Breathe', 'Mechanic: Resurrection' and 'Hands of Stone'
Well, at least I got one of 'em. I'm actually happy that I was wrong on my prediction for Don't Breathe. The new horror flick from Fede Alvarez did almost double what most expected it to do. This is another shot in the arm for the horror genre; which is actually starting to look like a roided-out jock this year. The only film I predicted correctly this week was Mechanic: Resurrection, which was honestly a pretty easy guess. Let's do the rundown:
Predicted: $14 million
Actual: $26 million
*slow clap* I haven't seen this film, but all I've heard are good things. Jacob Johnson's glowing review can be seen here. I thought this film would perform pretty well, but I should have taken into account how much audiences have warmed up to horror films this year. Almost every single one of them has performed above expectations. Don't Breathe brought in an astonishing $26 million, more than doubling its budget, and also received a great audience score, which is very rare for a horror film. I predict that this film will have great legs for a horror movie and climb it's way up to $70 million. Expect a sequel announcement in a couple of hours.
Predicted: $8 million
Actual: $7.5 million
I was almost right on the money with Mechanic: Resurrection. I knew this film wouldn't perform well, but would still bring in a few people, namely Statham's loyal fans. I saw the movie myself and was far from impressed, my review can be seen here. The film brought in $7.5 million, I guessed $8 million. Expect Mechanic: Resurrection to close shop around the $20 million mark. Also expect the straight-to-dvd sequel next year.
Hands of Stone
Predicted: $5 million
Actual: $1.7 million
Ugh. Well this is embarrassing. I should have known judging by the theater count that this was not going to bring in much money at all. Hands of Stone brought in $1.7 million, that being said, it's supposed to roll out in more screens this week and will potentially bring in more next weekend. This is where research pays off kids. Obviously, I didn't do any. I don't see Hands of Stone getting passed $10 million in the long run.
Suicide Squad saw its first decent weekend hold. The superhero flick dropped 41%, bringing in an additional $12 million. It's at $282 million and it's now almost a certainty that it will make it past the $300 million mark. Kubo and the Two Strings thankfully had a great hold, dropping only 37% to $7.8 million. Kubo is currently sitting at just under $25 million and will hopefully leg its way out to the mid-forty millions. I'm hoping it performs well overseas as this is an amazing film that deserves to be profitable. Sausage Party took another significant hit, falling 51% to $7.5 million. It now looks like it might not have enough steam to make it to the famed $100 million mark. Sausage Party is still a huge success considering how low the budget was.
Pete's Dragon had another great hold, falling only 34% to $7.4 million. The film is now up to $55 million and has a shot at $75 million. If foreign audiences show up this should be a modest hit for Disney. War Dogs took a significant hit this weekend, dropping 52% and bringing in an additional $7 million for a running total of just under $28 million. The film could bring in around $45 million by the time it finishes up. Not terrible, but could be better.
That wraps up this week's box office results, check out next weekend's prediction for The Light Between Oceans, which is the only film getting a wide release this weekend. I guess it'll be a short article.