Predict the #1 film for the weekend of June 16th-18th, 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 on the first question each week earns 2 bonus points.
Opening across the United States this weekend we have Pixar’s Cars 3. While this latest installment is scoring slightly better reviews than its predecessors, it’s a franchise many will be relieved to see hit the finish line. Like Owen Wilson’s career, this series ran out of gas long ago.
Sony’s Rough Night has a lot going for it (Scarlett Johansson! Kate McKinnon! Jillian Bell! Ilana Glazer!) but I can’t imagine that this lame-looking mash-up of The Hangover and Very Bad Things is worthy of their talents. Similarly, the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me seems like a low-rent take on a potentially interesting subject.
Thanks to the unexpected success of 2016’s The Shallows and star Mandy Moore’s hit series This is Us, the shark attack drama 47 Meters Down is going wide theatrical this weekend. This is particularly notable because the film was scheduled for home video release a year ago (advanced screeners were even sent to and reviewed by professional critics) before changing distributors at the eleventh hour. I’m not sure how well this gamble will pay off, but it’s a fascinating case.
Bottom line: it’s a great weekend to do anything but go to the movies!
Deadline is Friday, June 16th at 12:00 pm (EST)
- What will Cars 3 earn this weekend?
- What will Rough Night earn this weekend?
- What will All Eyez on Me earn this weekend?
- What will 47 Meters Down earn this weekend?
Filmman – 11
Jackrabbit Slim – 23
James – 7
Joe – 19
Juan – 17
Marco – 13
Rob – 7