The first full weekend of February features the Oscars on Sunday evening and an Academy nominee will certainly have the #1 picture domestically. Margot Robbie (nominated in Supporting Actress for Bombshell) headlines the only newcomer – her DC Comics spin-off Birds of Prey, featuring her demented Harley Quinn character. You can peruse my detailed prediction post here:
My mid 50s estimate puts it in first by a mile. The rest of the top five should consist of holdover action fare (Bad Boys for Life and potential Best Picture winner 1917) and family friendly material (Dolittle and Jumanji: The Next Level).
Here’s how I think that top 5 will look:
1. Birds of Prey
Predicted Gross: $55.6 million
2. Bad Boys for Life
Predicted Gross: $9.8 million
Predicted Gross: $7.1 million
Predicted Gross: $4.8 million
5. Jumanji: The Next Level
Predicted Gross: $4.5 million
Box Office Results (January 31-February 2)
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence spent a third frame at #1 as Bad Boys for Life took in $17.6 million, a bit under my $19.8 million projection. The tally is up to $148 million.
1917 was second with $9.4 million compared to my $11 million take. The multiple Oscar nominee stands at $119 million.
Dolittle was third with $7.5 million (I said $6.9 million) as the troubled production has made $55 million.
The highest newcomer of the weekend (somewhat unexpectedly) is the horror flick Gretel & Hansel, opening in fourth with $6.1 million. That’s ahead of my $5.1 million forecast.
Jumanji: The Next Level was right behind in fifth with $6 million (I went with $5.6 million) for $291 million total.
In sixth was the second outing for Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen with $5.6 million. My guess? $5.6 million! $20 million is the overall gross.
Finally, the Blake Lively thriller The Rhythm Section tanked with $2.7 million in 10th place. I was way higher at $6.5 million.
And that does it for now, folks! Until next time…