That is…if you believe Pixar is an insurmountable force.
One large new release will be looking to dominate the domestic box office to kick off May.
Marvel Studios has made it somewhat of a tradition to kickstart the Summer season on the first weekend of May, and 2017 is no different. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will look to capitalize on the surprising success of the 2014 original. But it will also be going up against the international phenomenom that is The Fate of the Furious.
Box Office Predictions: Weekend of 5/5
This weekend sees the new release of the Emma Watson-Tom Hanks thriller The Circle, based on the novel by Dave Eggers, and How to Be A Latin Lover, a comedy directed by Ken Marino and starring Eugenio Derbez and Salma Hayek.
Additionally, Bollywood sequel Baahubali 2: The Conclusion will be looking to make a similar smash to its predecessor. According to Box Office Mojo, the first film grossed $3.5 million in its opening weekend, and its sequel has already pulled in an estimated $2.5 million in Thursday night previews.
Box Office Predictions: Weekend of 4/28
This weekend is an interesting one in terms of box office. While it is somewhat clear what movie will take the top spot, the number of new releases of various sizes leads to some question marks. There are five new releases this Friday: Unforgettable, Free Fire, The Promise, Born in China, and Phoenix Forgotten. Additionally, The Lost City of Z will see an expansion.
This is adding to the already full theaters that still carry Boss Baby, Beauty and the Beast, and Smurfs. Then there’s Fate of the Furious, entering its second week after a record breaking opening weekend internationally.
It’s a full house. Let’s (try to) figure it out.
Box Office Predictions: Weekend of 4/21
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
March is coming to an end, and it is has been a healthy month at the box office. Beauty and the Beast has continued to dominate over its first two weeks and is looking to add to its domestic gross.
Two new releases take aim at the Disney giant: Fox’s Boss Baby and Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell. Both are opening in over 3,000 theaters. But can either of them contend with the Beast?