Weekend Preview - Freed of Jumanji

by The Commish on Thursday, February 8, 2018

Three new releases hit the screens this weekend and for the first time in two months we expect Jumanji to fail to make the top three.  Look for Fifty Shades Freed to lead the way with Peter Rabbit and The 15:17 to Paris to round out the podium.

1. Fifty Shades Freed $36 million – this will be front-loaded and have an excellent Valentine’s Day, but with only 1 positive review and lack of sex in the movie, this marks the end of the franchise’s blockbuster status.  We don’t expect it to make $90 million.

2. Peter Rabbit $23 million – if the appetite is there, the general positive reviews (61 RT) and short running time could result in a decent 3.5X opening weekend final.

3. The 15:17 to Paris $14 million – reviews are awful, this has been made for one specific audience, not making $40 million.

4. Jumanji $8 million – what a great run for Jumanji

5. The Greatest Showman $6 million – well on its way to $160 million

6. Maze Runner 3 $5.5 million – may still drag itself to $60 million

7. Winchester $5 million – looks destined for $25 million

8. The Post $4 million – the only question remaining is whether it will make $80 million.

9. The Shape of Water $3.5 million – we are now looking at a $50 million movie

10. Hostiles $3 million