RIGHT ON THE MONEY (0-5% range)
SO CLOSE (6-20% range)
ALMOST (21-40% range)
TOO OPTIMISTIC (41% + range)

SUMMARY: Marvel Studios has another hit on their hands as ‘Doctor Strange’ takes the top spot for another first place win, grossing $43 million for a current total of just over $153 million. Add international totals, and you have a recipe for success as Marvel Studios’ 14th film is nearing the $500 million global mark, becoming the 11th film for the MCU to cross that mark, and their 9th consecutive film to top that milestone. Among the new releases, ‘Arrival’ did good business, opening to $24 million taking third, behind ‘Trolls’ which is looking to be a big hit for DreamWorks Animation grossing an additional $35 million for a total nearing $100 million.

Here are the results to our predictions for this weekend:

  • Almost Christmas

Daniel’s Prediction: $10 million (35.8%) ALMOST

Nic’s Prediction: $15 million (3.8%) RIGHT ON THE MONEY

Opening Gross: $15.6 million

  • Arrival

Daniel’s Prediction: $28 million (14.2%) SO CLOSE

Nic’s Prediction: $30 million (20%) SO CLOSE

Opening Gross: $24 million

  • Shut In

Daniel’s Prediction: $5 million (26%) ALMOST

Nic’s Prediction: $7 million (47.1%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Opening Gross: $3.7 million

Source: Box Office Mojo