February kicks off with two new entries that should place 1-2 on the charts. Johnny Knoxville and his pranksters return in Jackass Forever and the Roland Emmerich disaster pic Moonfall starring Halle Berry are the debuts and you can peruse my detailed prediction posts on them here:
It’s been years since we’ve seen a Jackass experience and I do question if younger viewers aren’t as familiar with the franchise. On the other hand, no film in the series (including 2013 spinoff Bad Grandpa) has opened below $20 million and I won’t predict that this will. My low 20s forecast easily puts it in first place.
As for Moonfall, I’ve got it premiering in the same range as 2017’s Geostorm and that’s in the lower double digits range. That should certainly be good for second, but is weak considering the reported $140 million price tag.
The trio of S sequels that have reigned supreme in the last couple of weeks – Spider-Man: No Way Home, Scream, Sing 2 – should all slide 2 spots and populate the rest of the top five.
Here’s how I see it shaking out:
1. Jackass Forever
Predicted Gross: $21.8 million
Predicted Gross: $12.8 million
3. Spider-Man: No Way Home
Predicted Gross: $8.1 million
Predicted Gross: $4.4 million
5. Sing 2
Predicted Gross: $3.6 million
Box Office Results (January 28-30)
In a weekend that saw no major releases, Spider-Man: No Way Home easily ruled for the sixth out of its seven weekends. The MCU sensation took in another $11 million, reaching a tad higher than my $10.3 million projection. It stands just $25 million away from overtaking Avatar as the third biggest domestic earner of all time.
Scream was in the runner-up position again and it held better than I anticipated. The horror sequel made $7.2 million in its third frame compared to my $5.5 million estimate and it’s grossed $62 million.
Sing 2 was third with $4.6 million, edging my $4.2 million take and it’s up to $134 million.
Redeeming Love was fourth in its sophomore outing with $1.7 million (I said $1.8 million) for $6 million overall.
The King’s Man rounded out the top five at $1.6 million (I went with $1.3 million). Tally is $33 million.
And that does it for now, folks! Until next time…