“The Wolverine” has the benefit of opening on a weekend where there isn’t any other blockbuster. Of course, there are the holdovers, but they don’t pose much direct competition.
The five previous X-Men films open to a weighted average of $76.58 million. It will earn less than that number, but not by a wide margin. There are a few bumps in the road this film must overcome.
“X-Men: First Class” showed audiences the X-Men universe can still impress. It was also the lowest-grossing film in the franchise at $146.4 domestically, mostly because of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, which faced generally negative reactions. I liked some of it, but the general memory of it leaves a bland taste in my mouth. That film might directly affect this film’s gross, as audience members hate to be disappointed twice. People will come out to see it, but not nearly as many as “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, because, like I said, some people won’t take the risk. So good word-of-mouth will really help this movie out. I’m going to predict this at $69.8 million.
I’m thinking “The To Do List” performs similar to “Adventureland” at about $4.9 million for its opening, and “The Way, Way Back” has earned $4.6 million domestically so far, so I think it’ll do $4.4 million this weekend.
Here’s how I see the Top 10:
1. “The Wolverine”: $69, 825, 000
2. “The Conjuring”: $24, 258, 000
3. “Despicable Me 2“: $16, 200, 000
4. “Turbo”: $13, 500, 000
5. “Red 2”: $12, 500, 000
6. “Grown Ups 2“: $10, 000, 000
7. “Pacific Rim“: $7, 800, 000
8. “The Heat“: $5, 600, 000
9. “R.I.P.D.”: $5, 500, 000
10. “Fruitvale Station”: $5, 200, 000
Remember to get your predictions in over at Box Office Ace, it’s lots of fun!
10 thoughts on “Box Office Predictions: July 26-28”
Very close to my numbers, should be an easy week. Surprised you didn’t include Fruitvale Station… any particular reason?
Oops… Didn’t realize that was going wide this week… I didn’t have internet all day so I thought I’d just get the box office article up now. Dang it.
Haha thought that may be the case, it was a last minute addition.
I decided to include it anyway 🙂 Ohhh okay, makes sense! I hope it comes to my city sooner than later, none of the local theatres are getting it this weekend 😦
I think The Wolverine will make more. Origins made $85M, I think the character is too popular to go much lower 😀
But Origins was really disappointing to a lot of people, so, that could be a factor hahah. It could very well make in the $70s though
And that’s why I am setting it lower but I maybe wrong anyway 😀
We’ll see on Sunday 😀
And I was way wrong!
Ruh-roh! I’ll check out your article to see how much you were off by!