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Sep 15

This weekend is a disappointment for the Predator although it will be the #1 Movie

With an estimated $10.45 million on Friday, Fox’s The Predator is on its way to a #1 finish at the weekend box office, but the result is far from what one would expect for a $100 million production opening in over 4,000 theaters. In fact, the studio is currently anticipating a $25 million three-day debut while others expect that total to reach $27+ million. No matter how you look at it this is likely to be the worst opening ever for a live-action film opening in over 4,000 theaters, taking the crown from last year’s The Mummy, which opened in 4,035 theaters with $31.6 million. The Predator received a troubling C+ CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

Lionsgate’s A Simple Favor is delivering solid business, bringing in an estimated $5.92 million on Friday, heading toward a $16+ million opening. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

Sony’s release of Studio 8’s White Boy Rick is delivering on expectations, bringing in an estimated $3.47 million on Friday, heading toward a $9+ million opening. The film received a “B” CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

Lastly, Pure Flix’s Unbroken: Path to Redemption is finishing on the lower end of industry expectations after an estimated $820,000 Friday, heading toward a $2.3 million opening. The film received a “A” CinemaScore from opening day audiences.