Weekend Preview

by The Commish on Thursday, February 15, 2018

Here comes the game changer.  Black Panther comes out this weekend to incredible reviews and huge expectations.  Look for Marvel’s latest to beat the previous February opening weekend record and have a superb run in the weeks to come.  Peter Rabbit will hold the second spot, while 50 Shades will drop to the bronze position.

1. Black Panther $145 million – exciting stuff as BP leads a pack of 4 Marvel movies that will hit theaters this year.  Reviews are amazing (97 RT) and with no real competition for a couple of weeks, we see no issue with it making $350 million and possibly breaking the $400 million plateau.

2. Peter Rabbit $17 million – it will be north of $50 million after Monday, it will be interesting to see if it has the legs to hop to $100 million.

3. 50 Shades Freed $15 million – not sure if it’s going to make $100 million.

4. Jumanji $6 million – it may pass Guardians 2 before the end of the month.

5. 15:17 to Paris $5.5 million – will finish at a disappointing $32 million.

6. Early Man $5 million – despite the favorable reviews, I’m not sure it will find an audience on this side of the border.

7. The Greatest Showman $4.5 million – this weekend it will knock Cars 3 out of the top 20 for 2017.

8. Samson $3.5 million – should not be owned in any format.

9. Maze Runner 3 $2.5 million – it probably won’t make $60 million.

10. The Shape of Water $2 million