Box Office Results - 'Get Out', 'Rock Dog' and 'Collide'
Oh man I love being one of the only ones right. Sorry, just had to gloat because I almost never get an opportunity to. I totally called it though. Get Out was such a hit this weekend that it even ran past my lofty predictions, but not enough for me to not nab a win out of it. Rock Dog and Collide were also, as I expected, complete duds.
Get Out (Universal)
Prediction: $30 million
Actual $33.4 million
Let me first say that I am so happy for this film. I knew it was getting a ton of good reviews and I knew that I would like it, but I didn't think it would end up being one of my favorite films of the last couple of years and maybe the best horror/thriller that I've seen in, like, five years. But it totally is. Get Out overcomes the hype, it's just simply amazing on every level and everybody who has even the most remote interest in thrillers should drop what they're doing and head out to the theater.
Get Out opened to a phenomenal $33.4 million, and mind you, the film cost under $5 million to make, and has already made back over six times it's budget in one weekend. I predicted $30 million, which wasn't right on the money, but still counts as a win, and I was above most other predictions for the weekend. With phenomenal reviews and an amazing opening weekend, Get Out might be able to make it to $100 million domestically, which is simply stunning and another success story for Blumhouse Productions which was also behind the huge hit, Split.
Rock Dog (Lionsgate)
Prediction: $4 million
Opening: $3.7 million
Another win for me, but this was a safer bet than Get Out. Rock Dog, as I and everyone else expected, was a huge dud. The animated family film grossed an abysmal $3.7 million against a baffling budget of $60 million. I think even the youngest of children saw past this one and asked their parents to just take them to see The Lego Batman Movie again. Good call. Rock Dog will fade quickly and maybe make around $12 million by the time it's all wrapped up.
Collide (Open Road Films)
Prediction: $2.5 million
Actual: $1.5 million
I had an extremely low prediction for Collide ($2.5 million) and somehow it went even lower. There was virtually no promotion for this film and zero interest in what it had to offer. Maybe it's because Collide looked like the definition of a made-for-tv film except with actual actors in it. Despite the star power of Nicholas Holt, Felicity Jones and Anthony Hopkins, Collide still exploded on impact. With an abysmal opening of $1.5 million, Collide will be lucky to claw its way to $4 million domestically. Look for this film on DVD next week.
The Top Ten:
1. Get Out - $33.4 million (NEW) $33.4 million
2. The Lego Batman Movie - $19.2 million (-41%) $133.2 million
3. John Wick: Chapter 2 - $9.4 million (-42%) $74.8 million
4. The Great Wall - $9.1 million (-51%) $34.8 million
5. Fifty Shades Darker - $7.8 million (-62%) $103.7 million
6. Fist Fight - $6.6 million (-46%) $23.4 million
7. Hidden Figures - $5.8 million (-20%) $152.7 million
8. La La Land - $4.7 million (2%) $140.9 million
9. Split - $4.1 million (-43%) $130.8 million
10. Lion - $3.8 million (-9%) $42.8 million
Well that wraps up the weekend's box office results! Be sure to come back on Wednesday when I predict the opening for the highly anticipated swan-song for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, Logan. The Shack and Before I Fall are also coming out, so I guess I'll predict those, too. See you all then!