Last weekend was the slowest of the Summer, financially. The Dark Tower topped the list with an under-performing $19 million. Can it hold on to its crown with three new movies on the horizon: Annabelle: Creation, The Nut Job 2, and The Glass Castle?
Box Office Predictions: Weekend of 8/11
- Annabelle: Creation – $22 million
- Dunkirk – $12 million
- The Dark Tower – $9 million
- The Emoji Movie – $6.5 million
- Girls Trip – $6 million
The fourth film in the Conjuring franchise and the direct sequel of 2014’s Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation looks to capitalize on a slow August. While the first film was a critical flop that never took number one during its October run, Annabelle: Creation does not have the same competition in its sights.
Fans may still have a bad taste in their mouth from the first scary-doll-doing-scary-things film in the franchise, but with Creation‘s only newfound competition being a sequel to The Nut Job and the soft wide release of The Glass Castle (1,400 screens) it is safe to say that it will win out in the newcomer field.
The Nut Job, Open Road Films’ highest grossing film to date, also came out in 2014 with an opening weekend cume of $19.4 million. While animated films tend to well in Summer, there is a reason why The Nut Job 2 is getting such a late season release: it is a sequel no one could have possibly asked for. The studio is looking for a repeat payday, but it will be lucky to see its film land in the top five.
Annabelle: Creation will see true competition in those films that are already in theaters. The Dark Tower could suffer a steep dropoff given poor reception, but Dunkirk remains a strong competitor entering into its fourth weekend. That and The Emoji Movie (we don’t talk about The Emoji Movie here) look to continue their strong box office runs as a weak August trudges forward.
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—Alex Brannan (@TheAlexBrannan)
Stats courtesy of Box Office Mojo.