AGEBOC IX – Week Six

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The Mummy 2017 Poster Tom Cruisemegan leavey Max 3 posterIt Comes at Night poster

Predict the #1 film for the weekend of June 9th-11th, 2017.  The one who predicts closest to the total Friday to Sunday gross for the #1 film wins 4 points. Runner-up gains 2 points. Predicting within half a million earns 2 extra points.

Opening across the United States this weekend we have a reboot of Universal’s The Mummy franchise starring Tom Cruise.  This incarnation is designed to launch a shared universe featuring new takes on classic Universal monsters. Given the iffy tracking numbers and Wednesday afternoon review embargo, they might not be off to the best start.

We’ve also got the critically acclaimed (but generically titled) horror picture It Comes at Night and something called Megan Leavey which is about a soldier (Kate Mara) seeking to adopt the bomb-sniffing dog that saved her life.

Deadline is Friday, June 9th at 12:00 pm (EST)

  1. What will The Mummy earn this weekend?
  2. What will Megan Leavey earn this weekend?
  3. What will It Comes at Night earn this weekend?

Current rankings:

Filmman – 11

Jackrabbit Slim – 17

James – 7

Joe – 11

Juan – 11

Marco – 7

Rob – 7

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18 responses »

  1. If it’s called Megan Leavey, why does the poster say it’s called Max?

    Also, I suspect that that Mummy poster is from the Brendan Faser version. Joke?

  2. The Mummy – $36.7 million
    Megan Leavey – $4.1 million
    It Comes At Night – $9.8 million

  3. Estimate for the Mummy is 32.24m, so it’s real close between me, Joe, and James. Marco’s got It Comes at Night, while it’s tight between Joe and Juan for Meagan Leavey.

  4. Perhaps in the long run a flop like this will be good for Cruise’s career. He’s been doing far too many of these bloated big-budget blockbusters in the past decade but they’ve generally done well enough financially to stop him from doing it (and even this film has done well overseas).

  5. I don’t see him as good for much beyond the Mission: Impossible movies. He doesn’t work in anything comedic for me, and I don’t love him in drama – what else is there for him but M:I and M:I-esque?

  6. Lightweights?
    Mission Impossible Rogue Nation was fantastic. McQuarrie is A-List, absolutely.

  7. McQuarrie is a very dubious A-lister. One strike against him is that he directed the utterly ordinary M:I5. He had directed one feature film before he hooked up with Cruise, which remains his only one without him. Sure sounds like a yes-man to me.

    I’ve never liked Cruise, but in his prime he seemed to seek out strong directors. Almost everything he made was with a big-name filmmaker and he worked with all the top directors at least once.

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