A Journal for Jordan is not about Michael Jordan reading his diary (though I bet that would make some $$$). Instead it’s a military themed romantic drama from director Denzel Washington starring Michael B. Jordan. Coming out Christmas Day (meaning only the Saturday and Sunday will count for opening weekend), Jordan is based on a memoir from Dane Canedy and costars Chante Adams.
This is Denzel’s behind the camera follow-up to 2016’s Fences, which earned four Oscar nominations. Journal is missing that kind of buzz – currently sitting at just 43% on Rotten Tomatoes. Awards chatter might’ve helped and I look for this to be another adult themed drama that will struggle at multiplexes.
While it could over perform with African-American audiences, I’ll say $4-5 million would be generous for its two-day rollout and I’ll go lower.
A Journal for Jordan opening weekend prediction: $2.9 million
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