Weekend predictions: Ghostbusters headed for win with $30-million weekend (and maybe more)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife should easily win at the box office this weekend, becoming the first film in the franchise to do so since Ghostbusters II way back in 1989. It’s outperforming our model’s prediction going into the weekend, and could yet do better than Friday morning’s $30.5-million prediction. Here’s how things stand right now… As usual … Read more

Weekend predictions: Eternals favorite to win weekend, Clifford could be close behind

Eternals should stay top at the box office this weekend, based on our model’s Friday-morning run. But Clifford the Big Red Dog has been putting in very respectable numbers so far and could be surprisingly close to the Marvel if it holds on well through the weekend. Here’s how things stack up this morning… The … Read more

Weekend predictions: moviegoers spoilt for choice this weekend

After four straight weekends with a movie opening to over $40 million, the market is taking a bit of a breather this weekend, at least in the sense of there being a “must see” film for general audiences. However, with no less than six films either opening or expanding wide, the number of options available … Read more

Weekend predictions: No Time to Die sets franchise record $6.3 million from Thursday previews, headed for big weekend

No Time to Die got off to a great start on Thursday evening, earning a reported $6.3 million from previews, the best for the franchise, and beating the $5.25 million Spectre’s earned back in 2015. That’s an encouraging result, and there’s no question the film is on course for an excellent weekend, but No Time … Read more

Weekend predictions: Venom headed to excellent opening weekend

A critical month for the theatrical industry has started with some promising news: Venom: Let There Be Carnage posted a very solid $11.6 million from “preview” screenings on Thursday evening, the second-best result from previews during the pandemic, and not far behind Black Widow’s $13.2 million. Sony Pictures, while presumably very happy with how things … Read more

Weekend predictions: Shang-Chi still rules as industry braces for worst weekend since May

Dear Evan Hansen will be taking a long-shot swing at unseating Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings from the top of the chart this weekend. Our model, and the movie’s preview numbers, suggest it’ll fall some way short, giving the Marvel action movie a fourth straight weekend at the top of the chart. … Read more

Weekend predictions: Shang-Chi looks unstoppable

One of this weekend’s two new wide releases will have to do much, much better than expected to challenge Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings at the top of the chart this weekend. The Marvel movie should come in with something around $20 million (or possibly a bit higher), and there’s a strong … Read more

Weekend predictions: Shang-Chi should see off Malignant threat

After the fantastic opening for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings last weekend, our model is expecting a September slump at the box office this time around, with three new high-profile releases not doing enough to make up for a big drop for the Marvel superhero movie in its second weekend. The market’s … Read more

Weekend predictions: Shang-Chi hoping for $70-million weekend

One of the oldest box office records on the books will be broken this weekend as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will break The Sixth Sense’s 22-year-old record for the best Labor Day weekend in theaters. That record stands at just $29.27 million, not adjusted for inflation, but Shang-Chi will almost certainly … Read more

Weekend predictions: Candyman favorite to win the weekend

When theater counts came out on Thursday, it looked like we were heading towards a tight race at the top of the box office chart between newcomer Candyman, which is launching in 3,569 theaters, the returning champ Free Guy, which has shown good legs so far, and PAW Patrol: The Movie, which debuted in second … Read more