Box Office Predictions: 'Expendables' Repeats, '2016' Soars
Last weekend saw Sensei's call streak soldier on. This week, "The Expendables 2" reloads while "2016: Obama's America" greatly surprises.
This weekend's predictions and revenue results go as follows:
1. "The Expendables 2" ($13 million) -
Film is set up to repeat and again keep "old school action" at the box
office forefront. Sensei also knows better than to go against Chuck Norris.
2. "Premium Rush" ($9.2 million) - Joseph
Gordon-Levitt's star power is on the rise, but he is only looking at a
marginal opening here. His time will come, just not with this
unattractive August opening date.
3. "The Bourne Legacy" ($8.5 million) - A close battle with "Premium Rush" looms, one that won't be settled until late in the weekend.
4. "ParaNorman" ($7 million) - With so many kids returning to school, family audiences will be limited. Still, film will hold its own.
5. "2016: Obama's America" ($6.2 million) - The real star of this
weekend. All eyes will be on this documentary which is leading many
pre-ticket sales (including Fandango). Film will not only perform very
well for a documentary but has the momentum to pull a top five finish.
In other calls:
Look for "Hit and Run" to disappoint with $5 million while "The Apparition" only scares up $3 million. "Hope Springs" will also continue to perform well as it
breaks the $45 million domestic mark.
That's the word from Sensei.