Box Office Predictions: ‘Dark Knight’ Battles ‘Bourne,’ ‘Campaign’ Collapses
Last weekend saw "The Dark Knight Rises" reign as predicted. Faced with new competition, will Batman hold the top spot?
This weekend's predictions and revenue results go as follows:
1. "The Bourne Legacy" ($32 million) - Replacing Matt Damon was the right move here after what happened with "Green Zone" ("Zone" was marketed like a "Bourne" film, only to fail miserably at the box office). Major problems remain as critical reviews have been less than stellar for "Legacy." Adding to this is the Olympics which will be drawing away audiences as they wrap up this weekend. Expect a healthy opening, but nowhere near the James Bond or previous "Bourne" film variety.
2. "The Campaign" ($23 million) - The film's design of comedy veiled as social commentary is very "old hat" at this point. Not surprisingly, buzz is only marginal, and the pairing of Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis isn't really that strong considering Ferrell's declining career, and Galifianakis's box office resume outside the "Hangover" franchise is pretty weak. Expect a lot of hype here, but only an "American Reunion"-like opening.
3. "The Dark Knight Rises" ($20 million) - The run at the top will end, but film will continue to hang around as it draws closer to the $400 million domestic mark.
4. "Hope Springs" ($15 million) - This film has very positive buzz surrounding it and stands the best chance out of the new releases to develop long box office legs.
5. "Total Recall" ($12 million) - Expect a big drop as audiences aren't really warming to this sci-fi remake.
That's the latest from Sensei.