It’s an eagerly awaited weekend at the box office as The Batman looks to have the second highest debut of the COVID era (behind only Spider-Man: No Way Home). The DCEU reboot with Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader is the only new release of this weekend (and the majority of March) and my detailed prediction post on it can be found here:
The range of possibility is wide (anywhere from $100 to $200 million depending on what you’re reading). I believe a gross just north of $150 million is most likely and my projection gives it the 20th largest domestic opening of all time.
Holdovers should experience heftier dips than this past weekend with Uncharted, Dog, Spider-Man, and Death on the Nile all sliding a spot. Here’s how I see it looking:
1. The Batman
Predicted Gross: $155.2 million
Predicted Gross: $10.5 million
Predicted Gross: $6.4 million
4. Spider-Man: No Way Home
Predicted Gross: $3.8 million
5. Death on the Nile
Predicted Gross: $2.5 million
Box Office Results (February 25-27)
The leftovers didn’t spoil during the last frame of February while the two newcomers didn’t prove appetizing to moviegoers.
Uncharted ruled the charts for the second frame with $23 million, just ahead of my $21.8 million forecast for a two-week total of $83 million. Tom Holland, as I mentioned last week, has himself another promising franchise.
Channing Tatum’s Dog was a good boy in its sophomore outing with $10.1 million, outpacing my $8.4 million take. The two-week haul is $30 million.
Spider-Man: No Way Home was third with $5.8 million (I said $6 million) for a gargantuan take of $779 million.
Death on the Nile was fourth with $4.4 million, edging my $3.7 million prediction for a stalled $32 million overall.
Jackass Forever rounded out the top five with $3.1 million (I went with $2.8 million). It’s up to $52 million.
The fresh product managed respective 8th and 9th place starts. Studio 666, the horror comedy from the Foo Fighters, made only $1.5 million compared to my $2.1 million estimate. Cyrano with Peter Dinklage fared even worse with $1.3 million (I said $1.8 million).
And that does it for now, folks! Until next time…