January should close out very quietly at the box office as we await more high profiles releases in February. There’s no newcomers this weekend as the trio of S sequels – Spider-Man: No Way Home, Scream, Sing 2 – should easily maintain the 1-2-3 positions. In fact, the top 5 is likely to remain unaltered with Redeeming Love in fourth and The King’s Man rounding out the top five.
I’m projecting drops in the 20s for Spidey, Sing and King’s while Scream and Love could lose around half of their previous haul.
Quite simply, not a whole lot to ponder this time around and here’s how I see the top 5 shaking out:
1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
Predicted Gross: $10.3 million
Predicted Gross: $5.5 million
3. Sing 2
Predicted Gross: $4.2 million
4. Redeeming Love
Predicted Gross: $1.8 million
5. The King’s Man
Predicted Gross: $1.3 million
Box Office Results (January 21-23)
Two newcomers couldn’t make a dent in multiplexes as MCU’s behemoth took back the top spot from Ghostface. No Way Home made $14 million in its sixth frame, ending out my $13 million estimate. It’s up to $720 million and perched 4th all-time domestically.
Scream dropped to second with $12.2 million (in line with my $12.7 million projection) for $51 million in its two weeks. The 59% fall is similar to Scream 4‘s 62% sophomore dip.
Sing 2 was third with $5.7 million (I said $5.3 million) for a five-week tally of $128 million.
The historical romance Redeeming Love premiered in fourth with $3.5 million. That’s certainly unimpressive, but it did manage to exceed my $2.4 million prediction.
The King’s Man rounded out the top five with $1.7 million (I went with $1.6 million) for $31 million overall.
Last and least, the long delayed The King’s Daughter (featuring Pierce Brosnan and a mermaid) should have stayed on the shelf. The fantasy adventure debuted in 8th with $750,000. I thought it might make $1 million and my generosity clearly got the best of me.
And that does it for now, folks! Until next time…