Pixar gets in on the summer action with the prequel Monsters University, which is bound to open atop the box office this weekend. Earlier this week, I wrote my post with my prediction for it:
The weekend’s other new release is a bit of a question mark – the zombie action flick World War Z starring Brad Pitt. Once again, my detailed analysis outlining my forecast can be found here:
As for holdovers, it will be fascinating to see how Man of Steel performs in its second weekend. It had the biggest June opening of all time and audiences generally seem to like it. Critics were much more mixed. Films that open as large as Steel usually suffer drops in the 60% range and I really see no reason why this won’t. Still – Warner Bros. can’t get a sequel for this out fast enough.
Rounding out the top five, I expect This is The End and Now You See Me to drop in the forties range. And with that, my predictions for the weekend’s top five:
1. Monsters University
Predicted Gross: $82.1 million
2. Man of Steel
Predicted Gross: $47.7 million (representing a drop of 59%)
3. World War Z
Predicted Gross: $43.8 million
4. This is The End
Predicted Gross: $11.3 million (representing a drop of 45%)
5. Now You See Me
Predicted Gross: $6.5 million (representing a drop of 41%)
Per usual, I’ll post updates on the Facebook page throughout the weekend with final results Sunday. Stay tuned for next week on the blog when I predict The Heat and White House Down.