Weekend Preview: Here We Go Again

by The Commish on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Two new films will jockey for the top spot this weekend at the box office.  Look for the Mama Mia sequel to come out on top, with the Equalizer sequel to finish just behind.  Hotel Transylvania 3 will round out the podium.

1. Mama Mia: Here We Go Again $34 million – it’s got good reviews (84 RT), a sub-two-hour runtime and a cast that everyone will love.  Expect it to have wonderful returns and finish around $120 million by the end of the summer.

2. The Equalizer 2 $28 million – the problem I have with the Equalizer movies is that John Wick kinda does it better.  Reviews haven’t been kind (41 RT) and the runtime is over two hours.  Look for a decent opening, but unfortunately a quick departure from the box office and I doubt it will make $70 million.

3. Hotel Transylvania 3 $24 million – still looking like a $130 million final.

4. Ant-Man 2 $15 million – the question remains, will it pass $200 million, we’re betting not quite.

5. Skyscraper $12 million – its basically this year’s White House Down.

6. Incredibles 2 $10.5 million – it will be close; but expect it to fall short of $600 million.

7. Jurassic World 2 $8.5 million – it will hit $400 million.

8. The First Purge $5 million – headed to $70 million.

9. Unfriended 2 $4.5 million – not sure why we needed a sequel.

10. Sorry to Bother You $3 million – will quietly make decent money for the next couple of months.