Box Office Predictions – August 7-9



With the final superhero movie of the summer hitting screens, will August be able to shake off a slow start? Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation took the crown last weekend, but with another movie set to consume Rogue Nation’s key demographic, what could be expected from the

Despite deplorable reviews this past week; Fantastic Four should be expected to take the crown simply because of the Marvel moniker present at the beginning of the movie. Both Fantastic Four movies surpassed $55 Million throughout their first weekends at the box office, as Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer reached $58 Million to narrowly out gross the original. Now, having eight years between Fantastic Four movies is not going to help this reboot, but it can be expected that Fantastic Four should be able to at least surpass the $50 Million mark during its first few days in domestic theaters.

What’s going to be interesting will be how domestic audiences react to the three other releases hitting theaters on Friday, two of which that are certified fresh by The Gift has gained sizable favoritism amongst critics, currently standing at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, but is clearly a dark horse as the movie has not had a strong marketing presence, which is a common theme for this week’s new releases.

Shaun the Sheep Movie and Ricki and the Flash are the week’s final new releases, both built for niche audiences and neither of which are going to really make a splash. Shaun the Sheep Movie is getting rave reviews, but again, not a film that is going to attract a wide demographic.

With an interesting weekend ahead of us, here is Reel-2-Reality’s weekend predictions for the box office

  1. Fantastic Four – $49 Million
  2. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – $20 Million
  3. Ant-Man – $13 Million
  4. Shaun the Sheep – $10.5 Million
  5. Minions – $10 Million
  6. Vacation – $8 Million
  7. Trainwreck – $7 Million
  8. The Gift – $6 Million
  9. Ricki and the Flash – $5 Million
  10. Pixels – $3 Million

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