Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got off to a pretty good start last night bringing in $4.6 million from Thursday night screenings and while tracking had the film opening in the mid-30s and the predictions below follow suit, this could translate to a $40+ million weekend and a legitimate challenge to Guardians of the Galaxy for #1.
Personally, I don’t see it. I think the predictions from Laremy and the readers below may be a little light when it comes to the Ninja Turtles, I expect a solid hold for Guardians and a second weekend at #1.
Also opening this weekend is Into the Storm, which only managed $800,000 from Thursday night screenings and I think it is far more likely to finish closer to the reader aggregate of $15.3 million than Laremy’s lofty $19.5 million prediction.
Finally, Step Up All In is a little more well regarded by the readers than Laremy, with the reader aggregate $1.7 million higher than our Oracle at $9.7 million.
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 90 reader predictions for this weekend click here.