Video game based sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Michael Bay’s action thriller Ambulance with Jake Gyllenhaal, and critically hailed sci-fi comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once all debut this Friday. You can peruse my detailed prediction posts on the trio here:
Sonic should have no trouble hitting #1 and I have it scoring in the high 50s to low 60s (about the same as its 2020 predecessor). While there is no mystery for what will be on top, the number two slot could get interesting.
Morbius had a ho-hum start (especially for its genre) and I suspect its weak C+ Cinemascore could mean a sophomore drop between 65-70%. If that occurs, Ambulance should manage a runner-up start.
The real wild card might be Everything, which has had sizzling per theater averages in limited release. I’ve got it just under double digits for fourth, but it could over perform.
The Lost City should fall from 2nd to 5th with the newbies being ushered in. Here’s how I see it breaking down:
1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Predicted Gross: $62.5 million
Predicted Gross: $13.7 million
Predicted Gross: $11.2 million
4. Everything Everywhere All at Once
Predicted Gross: $8.4 million
5. The Lost City
Predicted Gross: $8 million
Box Office Results (April 1-3)
It might be the third best premiere of 2021, but the $39 million earned by Morbius is far from impressive. The Jared Leto vampiric superhero tale (in which most of the reviews said it kinda sucked) came in under my $45.8 million estimate. As mentioned, I look for it to fade quickly.
The Lost City fell to second with $14.7 million. For a pic of its genre, the Sandra Bullock/Channing Tatum adventure comedy’s 52% dip is a little high. I projected $16.4 million. It’s made $54 million in ten days.
The Batman was third with $11 million compared to my $12 million take and the DC juggernaut is up to $349 million.
Uncharted was fourth with $3.6 million (I said $3.1 million) for $138 million overall.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 was fifth with $1.9 million. I incorrectly had it outside the top five as the tally is $29 million.
Finally, RRR: Rise, Roar, Revolt tumbled 83% for $1.6 million in sixth. Total is $11 million.
And that does it for now, folks! Until next time…