Box Office Results: Train Chugs Ahead, Nation is D.O.A

Well, with the weekend behind us we now have the official box office results. I will be discussing them below, as well as reviewing them against my predictions from last week.

In first place was the new Emily Blunt film The Girl on the Train with a first weekend pull of 24.5 million. This is a pretty decent opening, though a long way from the 37 million that Gone Girl opened to in 2014. Still, it is good news for Emily Blunt who has had a rocky box office career. I predicted it would make 27 million, so it fell short of my expectations a little bit.

The other two new releases fell pretty much in line with my predictions. First there was The Birth of a Nation which opened in 6th place with a gross of 7 million, slightly short of my 8 million prediction. That is a pretty startling number when compared to the 20+ expected for it months ago. Then there was Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life which was pretty much in line with my prediction of 6 million, raking in 6.8 million. Nothing to write in your Diary (of a Wimpy Kid) but not absolutely horrible.

Below is the full top 10, as well as my predictions for them from last week:

  1. The Girl on the Train – Predicted 27 million / Actual 24.5 million
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Predicted 17 Million / Actual 15 Million
  3. Deepwater Horizon – Predicted 12 Million / Actual 11.5 Million
  4. The Magnificent Seven – Predicted 7 Million / Actual  9 Million
  5. Storks – Predicted 7.5 Million / Actual 8.2 Million
  6. The Birth of a Nation – Predicted 8 Million / Actual 7 Million
  7. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life – Predicted 6 Million / Actual 6.8 Million
  8. Sully – Predicted 4.5 Million / Actual 5 Million
  9. Masterminds – Predicted 3 Million / Actual 4 Million
  10. Queen of Katwe – No Prediction / Actual 1.6 Million

That’s all for now! Make sure to check back later in the week for my box office predictions for new releases The Accountant, Kevin Hart: What Now and Max Steel.

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