Box Office Results - 'The Magnificent Seven' and 'Storks'
I was sooo close to getting a pass on my prediction for The Magnificent Seven this weekend...The less said about my Storks prediction the better. The Magnificent Seven ended up performing a little under my expectations while Storks flew surprisingly low this weekend.
The Magnificent Seven (Sony)
Predicted: $40 million
Actual: $34.7 million
I hear that $35 million is still a decent take for this film, but I can't help but be a bit disappointed. I wanted this movie to break out in a big way and after watching it I thought even more strongly about its blockbuster potential, yet here we are with a decent "meets expectations" type weekend. My prediction was also just far enough away to be qualified as a miss, which adds insult to injury.
If you even remotely like action films and westerns, you owe it to yourself to watch this film. You can see my positive review here. C'mon guys, let's get this one to at least $100 million domestic.
Predicted: $34 million
Actual: $21 million
This film really failed to take-off; which is odd considering its family-friendly marketing, and the lack of any real competition. I honestly thought $30 million was the absolute minimum and that this would be a pretty sizable hit. I still think it'll be fine in the end due to its reasonable $70 million budget and the likeliness that it will have decent legs.
For those interested; my review for the animated flick can be viewed here.
Sully had another excellent hold, dropping 37% for a $13.5 million weekend total. The Clint Eastwood drama is currently at $92 million with eyes set on a total well over $100 million. Bridget Jones's Baby dropped a sizable 46%, bringing in $4.7 million this weekend for a total of $16.5 million domestically. I wouldn't worry about the film though as it's raking in the dough overseas.
Snowden also had a significant drop, losing almost 50% of its audience for a weekend total of around $4 million. That's not great for a drama; the kind of film that generally holds up well during this season. The film might not even make it to $25 million. Blair Witch took the largest tumble from last week, which isn't much of a surprise. The found-footage horror film lost 58% of its audience; bringing in around $4 million for the weekend. Blair Witch will also be lucky to get to $25 million, though it only cost $5 million plus P&A to produce.
The Top Ten
1. The Magnificent Seven - $34.5 million
2. Storks - $21 million
3. Sully - $13.5 million (-37%)
4. Bridget Jones's Baby - $4.7 million (-46%)
5. Snowden - $4.1 million (-49%)
6. Blair Witch - $4.1 million (-58%)
7. Don't Breathe - $3.8 million (-33%)
8. Suicide Squad - $3.1 million (-34%)
9. When The Bough Breaks - $2.5 million (-54%)
10. Kubo and the Two Strings - $1.1 million (-56%)
That round up the weekend's results, check back in Wednesday when I predict the box office takes of based-on-a-true-story disaster film, Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlberg, along with Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and Jared Hess's Masterminds.
Source: Box Office Mojo