Weekend Box Office Predictions: 4/14 – 4/16

Mid-April is not heavy with high profile releases. Next weekend sees the saturation of four wide releases, including Disney’s nature doc Born in China, A24’s action comedy Free Fire, and the Rosario Dawson-starring thriller Unforgettable.

This weekend, however, we see only one major release, and it could be a doozy. The Fate of the Furious. Furious 7, the franchise’s previous installment, made over a billion dollars worldwide and an opening weekend gross of $147 million domestic.

Will The Fate of the Furious live up to those numbers?


Box Office Predictions: Weekend of 4/14

  1. The Fate of the Furious – $98 million
  2. Boss Baby – $13 million
  3. Beauty and the Beast – $12 million
  4. Smurfs: The Lost Village – $7 million
  5. Going in Style – $4.5 million


Answer: No. But it is tracking well all the same. A $100 million opening weekend payday is not out of the cards for The Fate of the Furious. Without other new releases to provide competition, Fate will likely just push the other top grossers down a peg.

Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast will battle it out closely for number two, just as they have been battling for number one the past two weeks. That Beast is starting to be pulled out of theaters to make way for fresh blood doesn’t help its chances.

Going in Style, the Zach Braff-directed senior citizen comedy, under-performed in its opening weekend, so it could see a massive drop moving into week two. Still, with nothing else to take its place (save for perhaps a miraculous performance by Gifted, which is expanding into a wider release), it will likely round out the top five.


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—Alex Brannan (@TheAlexBrannan)


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