The Bottom Line: February 3rd, 2016
Quick Takes – A quiet weekend brings us the long-awaited (?) return of The Ring franchise to theaters. See how it will do in this week’s edition of The Bottom Line!
Box Office Top Five
Split stayed on top for the second week in a row with $25.7 million. A Dog’s Purpose opened in second with $18.3 million while Hidden Figures stayed right were it was, in third place with $14.1 million. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter opened in fourth with $13.7 million. La La Land rounded out the top five with $12.3 million.
Here is a look at a few films that are opening on January 20th.
Rings (PG-13) 117 mins.
It’s been twelve years since The Ring 2 hit theaters. I don’t think anyone out there is clamoring for more Ring. But hey, if you are, than this is your lucky week. Rings, the long-delayed third film in the series, is out and probably isn’t very good. I don’t think the film will do that well this weekend. Because again, who out there is clamoring for more Ring?
The Space Between Us (PG-13) 120 mins.
There hasn’t been much marketing for The Space Between Us, nor has there been many good reviews. In fact, most of them are pretty negative. Did you know Gary Oldman is in this? Carla Gugino, too! Despite a surprisingly strong cast, The Space Between Us looks like bland, unoriginal sci-fi, and it won’t make much of a dent at the box office.
The Bottom Line
Call me crazy, but I think Split might stay on top for a third week in a row. After that, let’s say Hidden Figures goes back up to number two. Rings will open in third, while La La Land will rise to fourth. A Dog’s Purpose will round out the top five.
Movies To Look Forward To:
John Wick: Chapter Two, Fifty Shades Darker, The Lego Batman Movie (February 10th)