Film Forecast Friday: April 6th

By Anthony Peyton and Olivia Norwood

On Friday, April 6th, we have….

  1. A Quiet Place
  2. Chappaquiddick
  3. Blockers
  4. You Were Never Really Here
  5. The Miracle Season
  6. Lean on Pete

Anthony’s Prediction:

First things first, I think ‘The Miracle Season’ is going to crash at the box office. It doesn’t have a huge variety of strong actors and it never seemed to have a very solid story in the first place unless you just so happen to be a high school volleyball player.

‘You Were Never Really Here’ could be a hit or miss, but I’m shooting for more of a miss. Luckily, it has Joaquin Phoenix (‘Her’), so maybe that will balance it’s already-been-done before type of story. ‘Lean on Pete’ honestly seems like it will be a cute movie. Yes, cute. But that’s about as far as I’ll go with that one. I don’t think it’ll be a great movie or a popular one by any means, but it’ll be there for a movie to watch.

On the other hand, ‘Blockers’ and ‘Chappaquiddick’ seem like they are both going to do just as well as each other. Neither are super anticipated, but both seem like they could potentially have their moments (I mean, Blockers has John Cena in it, which is always something to uncomfortably cringe at).

The biggest hit for week one of April will definitely be ‘A Quiet Place’. It’s a horror movie – a strange one at that – and it should be quite the start for incoming 2018 horror movies.

Liv’s Prediction:

First of all, I disagree that ‘The Miracle Season’ will crash at the box office. Coming from the director of  ‘Soul Surfer’, Sean McNamara, I think the film has a clear knowledge of who its audience is and will definitely appeal to the teenage girl crowd.

Although I love Joaquin Phoenix, I don’t see his new thriller ‘You Were Never Really Here’ being a hit at the box office. I do, however, see it being widely respected among film lovers. On the other hand, ‘Lean on Pete’ could do quite well. People love films about horses and this seems to be the one that would even reach an indie audience.

‘Blockers’ will do just fine at the box office. It’s a comedy with the widely loved John Cena. ‘Nuff said. However, the new thriller ‘A Quiet Place’ is going to be a huge hit considering how much coverage it has gotten (Go Marketing!) and that it has Jim from ‘The Office’.

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