ForReel Box Office Prediction: Will The Meg chomp away at the MI: Fallout box office lead?
Thanks in large part to underachievements by each of the releases last weekend MI: Fallout claimed the top spot at the box office for a second week in a row. However, with studio projections on the summer shark film, The Meg, in the $20-22 million range it would seem Jason Statham, not Tom Cruise, will be the leading man at the box office. Blackkklansman is a sleeper pick but with Focus Features releasing the film in under 2,000 screens it's a long shot to beat out the top films.
Here's how we see it breaking down:
1. The Meg | $22 million
2. Mission Impossible: Fallout | $15 million
3. Christopher Robin | $14 million
4. Blackkklansman | $13 million
5. Slender Man | $10 million
Our question to you is this: Judging by the success of similar style films like Get Out - why would Focus Features decide to release Blackkklansman to only 2/3 of possible theaters?