Film Forecast Friday: May 25th

On Friday, May 25th we have…

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Mary Shelley

Future World

The Gospel According to Andre

Liv’s Prediction:

The easiest prediction here is that Solo: A Star Wars Story will be the biggest movie to be released this weekend, as the others are more indie. Already starting out with a 70% on Rotten Tomatoes and many mixed reviews from Star Wars fans (mostly negative), Solo will without a doubt have people rushing to see it.

Mary Shelley, starring the lovely Elle Fanning, should be a big one amongst the non-blockbuster crowd. Personally, I am excited to see this dark and different role for the already acclaimed Fanning. I don’t expect it to do wonders at the box office but, it just might surprise me.

Onto the documentary that many, including myself, are excited for – The Gospel According to André. The legendary André Leon Talley will have doc lovers and fashion enthusiasts racing to see this film. It won’t do crazy at the box office, as most documentaries don’t, but it will be a hit amongst the fashion capitals of the world.

Therese’s Prediction:

Considering this weekend is not a big week for the movies, Solo: A Star Wars Story will undeniably be the biggest hit of the weekend. It is a much anticipated film solely about the character Hans Solo from the Star Wars franchise. Hopefully, it will be a top-grossing film for the week as the other films will likely not be.

While Mary Shelley may not be a hit amongst the A-lister movie crowd, it may well sure be a hit for movie lovers of a different category whether as a lover of romance or drama. Among other things, this will be the first Hollywood film directed by a Saudi Arabian woman, Haifaa Al-Mansour. I will definitely be among the crowd of people in attendance for this film.

Future World, starring James Franco, appears to be a B-level movie with a top-rated cast. Not entirely sure how well this film will do this weekend, and regardless I will not be one waiting to watch. As a science fantasy film, it’s not really in a genre I particularly care for.

Lastly, The Gospel According to André, as a documentary film explores the life of longtime Vogue editor André Leon Talley. Hopefully, the film is not a pitiful representation of his interesting life. Regardless, I am still excited for this film to premiere, as it very well may be a compelling film.

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Film Forecast Friday: May 18th

On Friday, May 18th we have…

Deadpool 2

Book Club

Show Dogs

Dark Crimes

First Reformed

On Chesil Beach

Julia’s Prediction:

Obviously Deadpool 2 will takeover the box office this weekend and may even give Avengers: Infinity War a run for its money for that #1 box office spot. Also, I literally just saw Deadpool 2 as I’m writing this and I loved it. I strongly recommend.

Book Club looks pretty funny, but I don’t expect it to make any big waves at the box office. Although it currently has a surprisingly high rating on Rotten Tomatoes for what it is, so who knows. Maybe it will surprise me.

I honestly can’t even believe Show Dogs is a movie. I mean are creepy real looking talking animals really anyone’s kind of movie? I definitely expect this movie to crash and burn.

Dark Crimes looks pretty intense and it has Jim Carrey in it so it will probably do alright. First Reformed is already Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes so that one will also probably do pretty good. And finally On Chesil Beach which stars Saoirse Ronan from Lady Bird. This one looks pretty interesting and I think among its audiences it will do pretty well.

Anthony’s Prediction:

Even only being open for one day, Deadpool 2 is already breaking records. It’s killing it at the box office and will continue that through this weekend. Ryan Reynolds knew what he was doing signing on for this movie.

Book Club is going to be interesting, but won’t do crazy well at the box office. That being said, it’ll still take the second most spot next to Deadpool 2.

First Reformed is being very positively recepted and I love that. It’s a good movie with a story that needs to be told, and it deserves the good it’s getting.

Dark Crimes and On Chesil Beach are the two movies this week that I think will be looked passed and won’t be big or relevant at all.

Film Forecast Friday: May 11th

On Friday, May 11th, we have….

  1. Breaking In
  2. Life of the Party
  3. Terminal
  4. The Seagull
  5. The Assassin’s Code

Liv’s Prediction:

The biggest movies opening this weekend have got to be Melissa McCarthy’s Life of the Party and Gabrielle Union’s Breaking In. One’s an action/thriller and the other a comedy both starring strong female leads. Without question, these films will do numbers at the box office.

Two other films starring female leads are Margot Robbie’s Terminal and Soairse Ronan’s The Seagull. Two indies with Academy Award nominated actresses – likely to be a hit amongst regular moviegoers, like myself.

Lastly, the new Justin Chatwin action film The Assassin’s Code might just end up being one of those movies you’re likely to see end up on Netflix after a week in theatres because no one knew it existed.

Therese’s Prediction:

Without a doubt, Life of the Party, starring Melissa McCarthy, will be the biggest film of the weekend. McCarthy never seems to disappoint when it comes to making people laugh, as she always exudes a certain underlying lighthearted charm within the characters she performs. Another big hit for the weekend will be Gabrielle Union’s Breaking In, as she fights for her family’s survival. With two strong, talented female leads headlining the biggest movies of this weekend, it sure will be an enjoyable weekend at the box office.

The next two films to premiere this weekend feature a couple of incredibly talented award nominated actresses. Terminal, starring Margot Robbie, and The Seagull, starring Soairse Ronan and Annette Bening, will definitely be a crowd favorite among movie viewers of all ages. This makes for a weekend filled with powerful and compelling female roles, which I am all here for.

The final movie of the weekend, The Assassin’s Code, starring Justin Chatwin is a crime thriller detective story that many people are probably unaware of and as a result will likely fall short at the box office with lower than expected views and poor ratings.

Film Forecast Friday: May 4th

On Friday, May 4th, we have….

  1. Tully
  2. Overboard
  3. Bad Samaritan
  4. Taco Shop
  5. RBG

Julia’s Prediction:

The biggest hit this weekend will be either Tully or Overboard. I really hope it’s Tully because that film looks amazing, but Overboard is a remake which will definitely bring a lot of people out so it could go either way. But if I had to pick I would probably say Tully just because I’m feeling optimistic.

With a name like David Tennant, Bad Samaritan is bound to do pretty well at the box office. But I would be lying if I said I had any desire to see that movie.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is my actual queen so I’m pretty excited for RBG. However, I don’t anticipate it making any big waves at the box office. I don’t expect Taco Shop to make too big of an impression either.

With all of this said though, none of these movies will even come close to beating Avengers: Infinity War. That still has many more weeks of taking over box office sales.

Anthony’s Prediction:

The biggest hit at the box office is a tough one this weekend. It could either be Tully, starring the queen Charlize Theron, or Overboard, the remake of a previous movie. Personally, I’m going to have to say Tully, but they will both make quite a bit. No one is going to beat last weekend’s Avengers: Infinity War, though. That one is going to be around for a while.

I’m so excited for RBG, just because I love who it’s about so much. It won’t be a huge hit or viewed by many by any means, but I can’t wait to see it myself!

Bad Samaritan will be the third highest viewed this weekend. It has David Tennant, who most will know as one of the doctors from Doctor Who (and some may remember him from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).

Taco Shop is one of those movies I really don’t have an opinion about.. so that’s it about that.

April 27th Film Forecast

On Friday, April 27th, we have….

Avengers: Infinity War Part One

Disobedience

Kings

Backstabbing for Beginners

Liv’s Prediction:

Let’s start off with the easiest prediction out of all of them. Avengers: Infinity War will not only dominate but make the other movies seem like they were never released. Everyone else knew it too. I Feel Pretty had to change its release date because it didn’t want to compete with the alpha-dog that is Marvel.

But enough of that overrated mess, let’s get on with the more interesting ones. My predictions for Disobedience are that it won’t do spectacular but it’ll do well. It’s a Rachel McAdams film with an LGBT romance. Who knows? Maybe the Call Me By Your Name fans will flock to it but one thing is for certain – the hipsters will be in attendance.

On the other hand, I expect Kings to be a shocking success. Shocking because of the dominance of Infinity War and successful because of the content and how relevant it is to the times. I predict that a lot of younger viewers will attach themselves to this movie as soon as they find out about it.

Therese’s Prediction:

Without a doubt, the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War will be the biggest film of the week. It has been a long awaited, hopefully, phenomenal cinematic journey that exceeds expectations. It is one of Marvel’s most ambitious projects that has been in the works for the last several years and features many of the most prominent superheroes. While it is expected to be a top-seller, let’s hope it actually lives up to the hype.

Despite the blockbuster that will be Avengers: Infinity War, I am not much of a superhero film fanatic so the other films to premiere are of more interest. As a Bleeker Street film, Disobedience has the potential to do really well, especially with the likes of Rachel McAdams appearing as one of the main characters, but it is difficult to tell and we’ll have to wait and see.

While Halle Berry and Daniel Craig are at the forefront of this story, I do not have very high expectations for the film Kings, as the storyline does not seem very well thought out -it may either be a shameful mistake or a surprising success. And lastly, I expect Backstabbing for Beginners, starring Theo James, to not be much of an attraction either; it will be more of something that happened, but disappears without much attention given.

Film Forecast Friday: April 20th

On Friday, April 20th, we have…

  1. I Feel Pretty
  2. Traffik
  3. Super Troopers 2
  4. Duck Duck Goose
  5. Dolphins
  6. The House of Tomorrow

Julia’s Prediction:

I Feel Pretty will definitely be the biggest film this week (despite the fact that Amy Schumer is so widely disliked). Not only is it an Amy Schumer movie, but it has a lot of other notable female comedians in it as well. I think a lot of people will head to theaters to see it this weekend, especially considering there aren’t really any other big releases this week.

Traffik and Storm Troopers 2 I think will do okay. Thrillers like Traffik and sequels like Storm Troopers 2 tend to do decent at the box office, but definitely nowhere near the biggest numbers of the week.

I am actually really excited to see The House of Tomorrow. It has Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation), Alex Wolff (aka my favorite Wolff brother), and Asa Butterfield in it and seems to have a really interesting story. I think it will do well among indie moviegoers, but won’t make big waves overall.

Finally, Duck Duck Goose and Dolphins. Honestly, I don’t expect either of these movies to make a huge impression at the box office this weekend.

Anthony’s Prediction:

I Feel Pretty, starring Amy Schumer (Trainwreck – if you even remember that movie), will be the largest box office hit of the weekend before the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War comes out next week. Basically, this movie has one solid week in it before it crashes.

With the aftermath of Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, it makes me kind of excited for the inevitable failure Duck Duck Goose. It’ll probably be bad enough to wipe me out of my animation phase.

Traffik is being heavily regarded by dozens as one of the worst movies of the year, but I won’t judge it until I see it for myself. I agree with Julia that Traffik will do about as well as Super Troopers 2.
As for Dolphins, it’ll be just as easily forgotten as every other animal documentary is. The House of Tomorrow will be interesting as it has some very interesting actors in it (Nick Offerman and Alex Wolff) so I have confidence it’ll be a decent movie.

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.