Shaft Vs. MIB International at the Box Office: Who’ll Win the Weekend?
Last weekend proved to be another tough weekend for the summer season at the box -office. The Secret Life of Pets 2 triumphed $ 46.6 million, but that did not meet expectations. Meanwhile, Dark Phoenix set a new floor for the franchise X-Men with $ 32.8 million. Four newcomers will perform this weekend, under the leadership of Sony Men In Black: International . Warner Bros. & # 39; also publishes Shaft while Amazon expands with Late Night and the focus features will unleash . The dead do not die . But will it be enough to give juice to the summer movie season?
Director F. Gary Gray's Men In Black: International Straight Outta Compton ) serves as a kind of reboot for the franchise long time. This time, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are in the lead, allowing a meeting Thor: Ragnarok . Although critics, in general, do not buy what Sony sells (the film currently claims 34 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), it should still be at the top of the box office with a 30-40 win. millions of dollars. . But given its $ 110 million production budget, it's not necessarily a good start.
Illumination The Secret Life of Pets 2 will likely slip from a niche to second place this weekend with a $ 25 million neighborhood takeover. The family film earned $ 108 million worldwide, at the time of writing this article, during its first week of release. The next step should be Shaft which brings Samuel L. Jackson back to his role. This time he teamed up with his son, played by Jessie Usher, with Richard Roundtree, who also came under the name of Shaft . The sequel led by Tim Story is expected to yield between $ 15 million and $ 25 million.
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On weekends other newcomers will not increase these numbers . Late Night, which stars Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson (who also appears in Men In Black: International as it stands), has received rave reviews since his debut at Sundance earlier this year. Amazon acquired the rights to the film and granted it a limited release weekend. In its expansion, it should earn between $ 5 and $ 8 million. This is not a huge number, but it could easily be done through word of mouth in the coming weeks.
Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy, The Dead Don's Die, is the focus of this week's quiz. Bill Murray, Adam Drive and Tilda Swinton are part of the cast. The critics have been mixed on this one and it should open in about 550 theaters to start. It should reach between $ 2 and $ 3 million. It will be interesting to see how it will behave in the coming weeks. The top five will be completed by a pair of reserves in the form of Aladdin and Disney's Dark Phoenix which are expected to be between $ 15 and $ 17 million. Be sure to check out our full list of weekend box office forecasts and check back on Sunday for a full list of estimates. The figures used in this report were provided by Mojo Box Office.
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