Well, it seems without me posting all day on Twitter, reminding many of you to get your predictions in the numbers drop as we have about 20 or so fewer predictions than we’ve had over the previous weeks. Oh well, such is life.
As for those predictions it seems the readers aren’t as high on Riddick‘s chances as Laremy is, predicting an opening $1.9 million lower at $25.1 million. I guess that’s not all that bad considering even that would be higher than The Chronicles of Riddick opened at back in 2004, but adjust for inflation and, well, you know the story.
Readers are also slightly less bullish on the fourth week prospects of Lee Daniels’ The Butler, predicting $11.9 million for the film, $1.1 million less than Laremy. As of today the sure-to-be Oscar contender is up to $83 million domestically, which is to say by the end of next weekend it should be over $100 million.
There is no confidence in the second weekend prospects of One Direction: This is Us as both the readers and Laremy predict something in the neighborhood of a $5.6 million. Then we reach This is the End, which I think both Laremy and the readers are way high on. Sony may be bringing this back into 2,161 theaters, but I just don’t see how it can pull that kind of cash unless there was some sort of pent up demand for the film that I just don’t know about. Perhaps they’re hoping people will ask for a ticket to The World’s End and the box office cashier will get confused? I don’t know.
I’ve included Laremy’s predictions and the average reader predictions directly below and I’ll be back on Sunday with box office estimates. To see Laremy’s full list of predictions and all 112 reader predictions for this weekend click here.