April 7 Weekend Roundup: The Calm Before the Storm
The Boss Baby continued its box office success while the three new films this weekend premiered rather quietly. Smurfs: The Lost Village opened third behind the other two family hits at around $13M, reasonably within our forecasts.
Meanwhile, Going in Style slightly outperformed many industry predictions. Despite a fresh Rotten Tomatoes score, The Case for Christ opened with a modest $4M, perhaps straying too far from the tried-and-true single issue controversy at the core of PureFlix’s other faith-based films such as God’s Not Dead.
The below chart shows our forecasts (lower bound, mean, upper bound) from last Friday next to several other industry forecasts and actual performance.
|Smurfs: The Lost Village||$13.2M||($13.7M, $15.0M, $16.4M)||$14.5M||$16.0M||$18M|
|Going in Style||$11.9M||($6.8M, $7.8M, $9.0M)||$9.5M||$7.2M||$10M|
|Case for Christ||$4.0M||($5.2M, $6.0M, $6.8M)||$3.5M||$4.3M||$5M|
We’ll be back later this week with forecasts for The Fate of the Furious.