After a lengthy COVID delay, Morbius with Jared Leto sinks its teeth into multiplexes this weekend. It’s the only new release and you can peruse my detailed prediction post on it here:
The third entry in the Spider-Man Extended Universe after the massively successful Venom flicks, Morbius likely won’t approach their numbers. Mid to high 40s, however, should easily nab it the #1 spot.
After an impressive start, look for the Sandra Bullock/Channing Tatum comedic adventure The Lost City to dip in the mid 40s with The Batman sliding to third. The five spot could be close between the sophomore frame of RRR: Rise, Roar, Revolt (which should experience a steep decline) and Uncharted.
Here’s how I see it playing out:
Predicted Gross: $45.8 million
2. The Lost City
Predicted Gross: $16.4 million
3. The Batman
Predicted Gross: $12 million
Predicted Gross: $3.1 million
5. RRR: Rise, Roar, Revolt
Predicted Gross: $2.9 million
Box Office Results (March 25-27)
As mentioned, The Lost City premiered on the high end of estimates with $30.4 million (reaching just past my $28.4 million take). After a pair of Netflix hits, Bullock posted a pleasing debut and Tatum has his second solid performer in a row after Dog.
The Batman fell to second after three weeks on top with $20.4 million, in range with my $21.6 million projection. The Caped Crusader reboot has amassed $331 million.
The Indian action drama RRR had the best per screen average as it began with $9.5 million, rising ahead of my $7.8 million prediction.
Uncharted was fourth with $5 million, falling short of my $6.1 million guesstimate. The six-week tally is $133 million.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 rounded out the top five with $4.5 million (I said $5 million) for a two-week haul of $27 million.
X was sixth with $2.2 million, a tad under my $2.7 million prediction for $8 million overall in its first 10 days.
Dog was seventh with $2.2 million. I went with $2.7 million and the gross is $57 million.
And that does it for now, folks! Until next time…