August looks to be a solid month for movies with highly anticipated films such as ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘Sausage Party’ and ‘Pete’s Dragon’.

KEY:

RIGHT ON THE MONEY (0-5% range)

SO CLOSE (6-20% range)

ALMOST (21-40% range)

TOO OPTIMISTIC (41% +)

Here are Daniel and Nic’s opening weekend predictions for this month’s wide release movies. Who will be close to correctly predicting this month? The results will be posted every Monday morning at 9am (AEST).

Source: Box Office Mojo

August 5th

  • Nine Lives

Daniel’s Prediction: $4 million (38.4%) ALMOST

Nic’s Prediction: $5 million (23%) ALMOST

Actual Gross: $6.5 million

  • Suicide Squad

Daniel’s Prediction: $160 million (15.5%) SO CLOSE

Nic’s Prediction: $100 million (25.9%) ALMOST

Actual Gross: $135.1 million

August 12th

  • Florence Foster Jenkins

Daniel’s Prediction: $10 million (34%) ALMOST

Nic’s Prediction: $10 million (34%) ALMOST

Actual Gross: $6.6 million

  • Pete’s Dragon

Daniel’s Prediction: $20 million (6.9%) SO CLOSE

Nic’s Prediction: $60 million (64.1%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Actual Gross: $21.5 million

  • Sausage Party

Daniel’s Prediction: $30 million (10.7%) SO CLOSE

Nic’s Prediction: $60 million (44%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Actual Gross: $33.6 million

August 19th

  • Ben-Hur

Daniel’s Prediction: $20 million (43.5%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Nic’s Prediction: $35 million (67.7%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Actual Gross: $11.3 million

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

Daniel’s Prediction: $18 million (30%) ALMOST

Nic’s Prediction: $15 million (16%) SO CLOSE

Actual Gross: $12.6 million

  • War Dogs

Daniel’s Prediction: $20 million (28.5%) ALMOST

Nic’s Prediction: $20 million (28.5%) ALMOST

Actual Gross: $14.3 million

August 26th

  • Don’t Breathe

Daniel’s Prediction: $15 million (42.5%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Nic’s Prediction: $30 million (13%) SO CLOSE

Actual Gross: $26.1 million

  • Mechanic: Resurrection

Daniel’s Prediction: $10 million (25%) ALMOST

Nic’s Prediction: $15 million (50%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Actual Gross: $7.5 million

 

CLOSING THOUGHTS

August 2016

Daniel took the victory this month with a total of 21, mainly thanks for having the most “Almost” predictions. Nic scored a total of 18 which was from having the most “Too Optimistic” predictions.

HOW WE GRADE?

  • RIGHT ON THE MONEY = 4 POINTS
  • SO CLOSE = 3 POINTS
  • ALMOST = 2 POINTS
  • TOO OPTIMISTIC = 1 POINT
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