Box Office Results - 'Rings' and 'The Space Between Us'
Another two misses for me this week. I'm pretty much used to it now, though. It's a minor miracle when I actually guess one of these correctly. I suppose I'm just happy that I wasn't way off this weekend (which I have been before). Rings brought in a little more than I anticipated, while The Space Between Us brought in a little less.
Predicted: $8 million
Actual: $13 million
While $13 million isn't a stellar start for the $25 million-budgeted Rings, it's still a significant amount more than I was anticipating. I thought that anticipation for this film was at rock-bottom, and for how bad the film turned out to be, it should have been. While Rings couldn't match either of its two predecessors ($15 million and $35 million), it still managed a decent opening. That said, with critic and audience scores in the gutter, it's not going to hold up well at all and will struggle to make a profit unless it picks up steam overseas. I predict that Rings makes it to $25 million domestically by the time it leaves theaters.
The Space Between Us (STX)
Predicted: $7 million
Actual: $3.8 million
I don't think this was the opening that STX was hoping for. The Space Between Us was marketed as a sci-fi spin on a Nicolas Sparks-type film and was clearly aligned to cash in on Valentine's Day next week, but with an opening this low it's not going to be able to have enough steam. While it might hold on pretty well next weekend, it's not going to be nearly enough to make this a profitable endeavor. With a miserable opening of $3.7 million, I doubt this film gets much further passed $10 million domestically.
The Top Ten
1.) Split - $14.4 million (-43.8%) $98.5 million
2.) Rings - $13 million (NEW) $13 million
3.) A Dog's Purpose - $10.5 million (-42.3%) $32.6 million
4.) Hidden Figures - $10.2 million (-27.2%) $119.5 million
5.) La La Land - $7.4 million (-39.7%) $118.2 million
6.) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter - $4.7 million (-65.4%) $22 million
7.) Sing - $4 million (-36.8%) $262.8 million
8.) xXx: The Return of Xander Cage - $3.9 million (-54.9%) $40.2 million
9.) The Space Between Us - $3.8 million (NEW) $3.8 million
10.) Lion - $3.8 million (60.1%) $24.5 million
Next week is a pretty big one. We've got three potentially huge films launching in hopes of catching that Valentine's Day crowd: John Wick: Chapter 2, The Lego Batman Movie and Fifty Shades Darker. Check back in on Wednesday when I predict the openings of these three contenders.
Source: Box Office Mojo