Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Box office prediction (Jan 3-5/2014

Paranormal Activity - The Marked OnesWelcome to a new year of box office predictions! And other possibilities, of course. The only new wide release coming out this weekend is “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” a sort of spin-off in the “Paranormal Activity” series. It looks okay to me; but it’s not one of my priority films to see in January. Horror films did well last year; and films similar to this open at $28.495 million. The first and third “P.A.” films grossed over $100 million in their domestic runs, the second grossed $84 million; and the fourth only $54 million. It opened to $29 million in October 2012; and since even a direct sequel to the others could only make $29 million, it seems like this will do less. This weekend last year, “Texas Chainsaw 3D” made $21.7 million, so I think this could do in the same range. My prediction for this film is $23 million.

January 4-6 Box Office Predictions

Texas Chainsaw 3D

Texas Chainsaw 3D

Plot: A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.

The world has seen many films revolving around the the Sawyer family legacy. This is the first wide release for Leatherface in quite some time, so horror fans will most likely be lining up to see this. I’ll be seeing it this weekend if I have time (The Impossible and Promised Land are higher priority for me).

T.C.3D Prediction: $12, 500, 000

Top 10 Box Office Predictions

Title/Prediction/Studio/Rotten Tomatoes Score

1. Django Unchained/ $26, 000, 000/ Weinstein Co./ 88%
2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey/ $23, 800, 000/ Warner Bros./ 65%
3. Les Misérables/ $22, 000, 000/ Universal/ 71%
4. Texas Chainsaw 3D/ $12, 500, 000/ Lionsgate
5. Jack Reacher/ $10, 000, 000/ Paramount/ 61%
6. Parental Guidance/ $9, 500, 000/ Fox/ 18%
7. This is 40/ $8, 000, 000/ Universal/ 51%
8. Promised Land/ $6, 500, 000/ Focus Pictures/ 47%
9. Lincoln/ $5, 000, 000/ Buena Vista/ 91%
10. The Impossible/ $4, 000, 000/ Summit Ent./ 78%