Box Office Results - 'Suicide Squad' and 'Nine Lives'
I had a bit of an advantage on 'Suicide Squad' this week as I accidentally stumbled upon some other site's box office projections, so I apologize for that. 'Nine Lives' was a complete and total guess for me though, and it looks like I got lucky on that one. Yay.
I did fear that I might miss the mark anyway though judging by just how huge it was on friday. Fortunately for me, 'Suicide Squad' took a bit of a tumble on Saturday and Sunday and only mustered a pathetic $133 million. What a dud. Jokes aside, 'Suicide Squad' did phenomenally, especially for a team of characters that aren't very popular outside of the DC comics fan crowd. This even managed to inch past 'Deadpool's' monster opening. I just hope it doesn't collapse like Batman V. Superman did. I have a feeling it will have a steep fall, but it will have better week-to-week holds. In the end, I think it should make $300 million in the states, or just a hair under it. This was a hit for me as I guessed just $8 million lower at $125 million.
'Nine Lives' was D.O.A., but really, who didn't see that coming? Who wants to see a movie where the amazing talents of Kevin Spacey are locked inside the confines of a cat? 'Nine Live's managed to scratch out $6.2 million, less than $1 million away from my prediction of $7 million. I'll just pat myself on the back for that one. Honestly though, this one was kind of easy to predict, just watch a trailer for this and then a trailer for 'Suicide Squad' and tell me which one you would go see out of the two of them (y'know, before all of the bad reviews came out and stuff).
As for the holdovers, just about all of the action/adventure type films took a tumble. 'Suicide Squad' had just about everyone's attention this weekend except for the kiddies. 'Jason Bourne' plummeted 62% for a disappointing second weekend take of $22.4 million. 'Bourne' currently sits at $103 million and will have a decent total, but I bet Universal was hoping this film might leg it out to $200 million. Nope, I see $150 million as the ceiling here. 'Star Trek Beyond' also felt the brunt of Harley Quinn's bat, collapsing another 60% to around $10 million this weekend, it should also end it's run around the $150 million mark, and will have to rely on overseas numbers in order to be successful.
'Bad Moms' is counter-programming to great effect, it was one of the few that had a reasonable drop this week, losing only 41% of it's audience. 'Moms' made $14 million this weekend and has bagged $50 million already, I would say $80+ million is in it's cross-hairs at this juncture. Of course 'Secret Life of Pets' also continues to thrive, losing only 39% of it's audience and standing tall at $319 million. 'Lights Out' is another huge micro-budget horror hit that's having outstanding legs for the genre. The little horror flick that could grossed another $6 million and now stands tall at $54 million with it's sites set on $70 million. If this year hasn't sent a message that horror is a great investment, I don't know what could. Lastly, 'Nerve' dropped a standard 48% to $4.8 million *shrug*.
Catch me on Wednesday when I predict the openings of the R-rated animated comedy, 'Sausage Party', Disney's promising-looking re-make, 'Pete's Dragon' and the biographical comedy-drama, 'Florence Foster Jenkins'.