This upcoming weekend at the box office will not excite as much as previous weekends. Since The Hobbit is a mere two weeks away, it’s still easy to be excited about the box office, though.
1. Killing them Softly
There is really only one film I want to talk about going into this weekend, the Brad Pitt film Killing them Softly. This is the only new wide release this weekend, and critics have generally liked the film. The movie is in the gangster genre and features returns to this genre from James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta.
With that in mind, I could see the opening box office for this film reaching the double digit millions, but it will be close.
My prediction: $11 million/$35 million total
My Prediction vs the experts:
Box Office Mojo: $9.5 million
Entertainment Weekly: $8 million
The Hollywood Reporter: $8 million-$10 million
So what do you think of the box office prospects of this movie and The Hobbit coming in 2 weeks?
- Will Brad Pitt Have A Hit? Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions (biffbampop.com)
- ‘Killing Them Softly’ may be snuffed out at box office by rival films (sacbee.com)
- Weekend Box Office: ‘Twilight,’ Bond, ‘Lincoln’ Lead Record Weekend (news.moviefone.com)