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Box Office Breakdown (10 Oct – 16 Oct): It’s A Disaster!

By nicholas | 17 Oct 2017
Box Office Breakdown (10 Oct – 16 Oct): It’s A Disaster!

Powered by Popcorn, we take a closer look at the week’s box office winners and losers. As your resident prognosticator, we’ll also share some of our predictions for the coming week.

In A Pieshell Nutshell


Winner(s):

Storming Into First Place


Photocredit @ Warner Bros. Pictures

Hong Kong’s finest were no match for Geostorm this week, as the sci-fi disaster movie swept the box office competition with $. This comes as a small reversal of fortune for star Gerard Butler, whose previous foray outside action roles yielded the disastrous drama A Family Man, a film which didn’t even chart in the top 10 during its opening week.

Loser(s):

Home Discomforts


Photocredit @ Open Road Films

Reese Witherspoon couldn’t quite live up to her title of “Hollywood’s New Queen” as Home Again (29% Rotten, 41 Metascore) bombed at the box office. With $ and making up just % of ticket sales, the romcom veteran with hits such as Legally Blonde, Just Like Heaven and Sweet Home Alabama has seen better days.

Prediction(s):

American Assassin For #1


Photocredit @ Lionsgate Films

Based on the 2010 novel of the same name, American Assassin (34% Rotten, 45 Metascore) stars Maze Runner’s Dylan O’Brien as a young CIA black ops recruit who must stop the detonation of a rogue nuclear weapon. Backed by Academy Award-winning actor Michael Keaton, we expect this spy thriller to stand out in a crowded field. 

A Tale Of Two Horrors

Photocredit @ Universal Pictures

Solid reviews have catapulted indie slasher flick Happy Death Day (64% Fresh, 57 Metascore) to the top of the US box office, and with Halloween just around the corner, we expect strong interest from audiences here as well. Flatliners (4% Rotten, 27 Metascore), on the other hand, is expected to be dead on arrival.

Other new releases include biopics Victoria & Abdul and Only The Brave, Chinese action thriller Invincible Dragon, war film Sky Hunter, and coming-of-age drama Youth.

*All numbers are in estimates.

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