Clearly Rocky Balboa will have a massive opening weekend, but The Oracle is here to give you the low down on how Rock will perform on his first two opening nights. Thatâ€™s right; itâ€™s a bonus Wednesday Oracle for your dollar!
To project Rocky Iâ€™ve got to look at a number of factors so I don’t end up way off and look silly at the annual predictor party. How off could I be? Well, smaller top ranked Wednesday/Thursday movies occasionally donâ€™t even pull in a million dollars so the low range for Rocky is set at $2m. Clearly thatâ€™s insanely low. To figure out the rest Iâ€™m going to look at three factors: precedent, stats, and â€œbuzzâ€.
Precedent for a big money Wed/Thurs:
So, with all this in mind, where does Rocky fit in? Here goes nothing:
That would put it well below Casino Royale but well above the average movie. My thought is that Rocky is not average, and Iâ€™m betting half a million people a day agree with me.
If you need some motivation to help me hit that number why don’t you take a look at the greatest Goddamn training montage ever!!