The year is about to close and nothing new is opening this weekend. With the way the calendar falls this year, most of the films in the Post Christmas Weekend will see either an extremely small decline or a slight uptick. Here is what will likely end up happening this weekend.
1. Rogue One
Rogue One is likely to take a very small dip, but should end up between $55 million and $60 million for its third weekend.
Sing is likely to remain in second place and have a noticeable bump from last weekend given how it has been performing throughout the week.
In third should be passengers. It has been performing well enough throughout the week that a small bump should be likely.
4. Why Him?
This is likely to experience a bit of a bump as it has done very well throughout the week.
5. Assassin's Creed
With horrendous reviews, it is not likely to experience a bump as high as the other films this weekend, but as it already opened very low, it will get a bump nonetheless.
Saturday Update: Rogue One led Friday with $18.2 million which puts it on track for close to the $57.2 million I predicted it would have in its third weekend.
In second place, Sing came close to Rogue One with $16.8 million which makes it likely to exceed the $41.3 million I predicted it would have in its second weekend.
In third, Passengers earned $5.7 million which makes it likely to earn close to the $15.6 million I predicted.
In fourth place, Moana surged back up with $4.3 million yesterday, suggesting it will earn between $13 million and $15 million for the weekend.
Rounding out the top five was Fences, which earned $3.4 million yesterday, suggesting it will get past $10 million for the weekend.
Here are my official predictions for the weekend.
1. Rogue One: $57.2 million (-11%)
2. Sing: $41.3 million (+17%)
3. Passengers: $15.6 million (+3%)
4. Why Him?: $13.3 million (+21%)
5. Assassin's Creed: $10.4 million (+1%)