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Box Office Results - 'First Man', 'Goosebumps 2' and 'Bad Times at the El Royale'

Box Office Results - 'First Man', 'Goosebumps 2' and 'Bad Times at the El Royale'

Ugh, well this weekend didn’t go well for me…First Man turned out to be a disappointment, Goosebumps 2 did better business than I expected and as I secretly feared, Bad Times at the El Royale bombed…Oh well, let’s break down the numbers.


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First Man (Universal)
Prediction: $25 million
Actual: $16 million

I was way off on this one. I thought with the goodwill that Damien Chazelle had brought with him from La La Land, the typically bankable Ryan Gosling and the unbelievable true story of Neill Armstrong that First Man would be a pretty safe bet. For what it’s worth, $16 million is not a disaster if this film sprouts legs like I anticipate it will, and also manages to make a decent chunk of change overseas. The budget was around $60 million, so if it can make that much stateside, and maybe another $120 overseas, it might just be in the clear. It’s a long shot, but it’s possible.


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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (Sony)
Prediction: $12 million
Actual: $15.8 million

I nearly got a pass on this prediction, but not quite, in fact, I was tempted to put this one at $10 million for the weekend but hedged a bit higher. Goosebumps 2 did just fine this weekend considering its sub-$40 million budget. The sequel came in with a healthy $15.8 million, and should get a Halloween boost for the coming two weeks.


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Bad Times at the El Royale (Fox)
Prediction: $12 million
Actual: $7.1 million

I really wanted this film to do well. It’s fun, it’s unique, and while it might not be as great as Drew Goddard’s previous directorial endeavor, Cabin in the Woods, it’s still a fun yarn with its own share of twists and turns. Bad Times only brought in $7.1 million, and it’s probably going to burn out pretty quickly after lukewarm audience reception.


The Top 10

1. Venom - $35 million
2. A Star is Born - $28.4 million
3. First Man - $16 million (NEW)
4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - $15.8 million (NEW)
5. Smallfoot -$9 million
6. Night School - $7.8 million
7. Bad Times at the El Royale - $7.1 million (NEW)
8. The House With a Clock in its Walls - $3.8 million
9. The Hate U Give - $1.7 million
10. The Nun - $1.3 million


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