Star Trek: Beyond, the third movie in the rebooted Star Trek movies centering around Captain Kirk, came in number one as expected this weekend, making $59.2 million. This was less than I thought it would do, but it was a pretty strong opening for the film. Unfortunately for David, Ice Age: Collision Course, the fifth installment for the Ice Age franchise, under-performed, only making $21.3 million. This could have put David out of the running to overtake the behemoth that was Violet’s line up. He would have needed a strong performance out of Ice Age and Suicide Squad. If Suicide Squad is a monster though, there is still a shot for him.
The other person that can still threaten Violet is George, but he only has a couple movies left, and there is likely not enough steam overtake Violet, who still has Jason Bourne coming out.
As for people following our Summer Movie Draft Giveaway, we had a lot of correct guesses for Star Trek: Beyond coming in first; however, like myself, most shot a little too high for what it would make for the weekend. Matthew D. was the only one who managed to get just about right on with a guess of $60 million, giving him the 8 bonus entries. Meanwhile Tim, Francine Anchondo, and Daisy all earned 3 entries for this week.
Here are the top 10 grossing movies for the US over the weekend:
- Star Trek: Beyond – $59,253,211
- The Secret Life of Pets – $29,607,210
- Lights Out – $21,688,103
- Ice Age: Collision Course – $21,373,064
- Ghostbusters – $21,009,831
- Finding Dory – $7,234,806
- The Legends of Tarzan – $6,576,417
- Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – $4,385,285
- Hillary’s America – $3,964,646
- The Infiltrator – $3,328,382
Looking to This Weekend
This weekend we have a couple movies coming out–Bad Moms, which is a comedy about moms who decide to do the wrong thing. In addition to that, we have Jason Bourne, the 5th film in the franchise, and the 4th one starring Matt Damon. This could be the lynchpin for Violet sealing the deal in this movie draft, so she is looking for big numbers this coming weekend.
As for my guess, I think Jason Bourne will take number one, and will do pretty well. For a dollar amount, I will go with $75M for the weekend.
So what do you think? We are wrapping up this summer’s draft, but you can still get some guesses in! Make your guess for what movie will be #1 at the US box office this weekend, and leave it in the comments below!
Here is a look at the standings up until this weekend for our 7 players:
|My Big, Fat Greek Wedding 2||$13||$60.0M|
|Ratchet and Clank||$6||$8.8M|
|TMNT: Out of the Shadows||$14||$81.1M|
|Now You See Me 2||$9||$64.3M|
|Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice||$30||$330.4M|
|A Hologram for the King||$1||$4.2M|
|Captain America: Civil War||$42||$406.8M|
|God’s Not Dead 2||$5||$20.8M|
|The Secret Life of Pets||$21||$260.7M|
|The Purge: Election Year||$5||$76.6M|
|Ice Age: Collision Course||$19||$21.0M|
|The Angry Birds Movie||$16||$105.7M|
|The Nice Guys||$9||$36.1M|
|Huntsman: Winter’s War||$20||$48.0M|
|Alice Through the Looking Glass||$35||$76.5M|
|Free State of Jones||$9||$20.6M|
|Independence Day: Resurgence||$25||$101.2M|
|Meet the Blacks||$4||$9.1M|
|Barbershop: The Next Cut||$9||$54.0M|
|Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||$20||$55.3M|
|The Conjuring 2||$7||$101.6M|
|The Legend of Tarzan||$7||$115.8M|
|Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates||$6||$40.4M|
|Star Trek Beyond||$19||$59.6M|
As for the giveaway, be sure to get your guesses in for your bonus entries!