Film Forecast Friday: April 13th

On Friday, April 13th, we have…

Rampage

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Zama

Wildling

Sweet Country

Anthony’s Prediction:

Honestly, there is no movie that’s going to absolutely kill it at the box office this week. The one that will make the most, however, is obviously going to be Rampage. It’s a highly anticipated action movie and those usually do well. It doesn’t look very good, if you ask me. Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare also looks like a failure waiting to happen. I love Lucy Hale, just not the movie. Regardless, it will do the second best at the box office this week.

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is going to be very cute, but nothing prominent. I’ve got to say I’m pretty excited to see how Liv Tyler does in Wildling.

As for Zama and Sweet Country, I’d be lying if I said I had an opinion.

We’ll see what happens this week, but as for Box Office, I would be completely surprised if Rampage doesn’t make the most out of all of the April 13th movies.

Other than

Liv’s Prediction:

I don’t necessarily think anything of these are going to be as successful as Rampage but Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare could come close. Considering it’s target audience are teenagers and stars former Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale, I’m sure people will still come to see it even if it looks mediocre.

As for Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, it doesn’t seemed to be as well known by many audiences (or rather the audience’s parents). It’s also a kids movie so the pendulum could swing either way. This is kind of how I feel about the new thriller, Wildling. The average moviegoer isn’t really familiar with it but it seems to have a good plot so it’s another in between situation.

Lastly, we move onto the indies of this week Zama and Sweet Country. They seem like very interesting films, especially Zama, but I don’t see them playing in any major theatre (i.e. AMC) and they will most likely end up at your local and small theatre where the hipsters come out of the woodworks to attend.

Honestly, when you have Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson headlining a film then all other releases will just be forgotten. Rampage will dominate. Period.

Julia’s Prediction:

The two biggest films being released this week will definitely be Rampage and Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare. However, out of these two films I honestly think that Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare will make a bigger impression at the box office. Mostly because of its aggressive marketing campaign.

They have ads all over social media, TV, and YouTube, and its trailer is playing all over the place. I feel like I have been bombarded about this movie for months. Rampage however I only recently started hearing about and seeing trailers for. Although with a name like Dwayne Johnson in the film, it could easily give Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare a run for its money.

Now onto Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero. This film is about a dog and features Logan Lerman and Helena Bonham Carter so I think it will do pretty well, but definitely not one of the biggest films of the week.

Wilding I think will also do pretty well. It stars Liv Tyler and premiered at SXSW so I think it will get a decent amount of buzz among indie film goers. As for Zama and Sweet Country, which are both foreign films, I think they will do well among among their audiences, but won’t gain too much buzz outside of that.

Overall, I think most of the films being released this week will be overshadowed by the big releases from last week, such as A Quiet Place and Blockers, who have already made big waves at the box office.

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