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April 2016 Opening Weekend Predictions

April looks to be a solid month for movies with expectations set high for Disney’s live-action adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book’, some sequels ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’, ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ and ‘God’s Not Dead 2’, and a comedy starring Melissa McCarthy with ‘The Boss’.

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?

April 1st

  • God’s Not Dead 2

Daniel’s Prediction: $10 million (19%) SO CLOSE

Nic’s Prediction: $11 million (26.3%) ALMOST

Average Prediction: $10.5 million (22.8%) ALMOST

Actual Gross: $8.1 million

  • Meet the Blacks

Daniel’s Prediction: $4 million (0%) RIGHT ON THE MONEY

Nic’s Prediction: $4 million (0%) RIGHT ON THE MONEY

Average Prediction: $4 million (0%) RIGHT ON THE MONEY

Actual Gross: $4 million

April 8th

  • Hardcore Henry

Daniel’s Prediction: $6 million (16.6%) SO CLOSE

Nic’s Prediction: $10 million (50%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Average Prediction: $8 million (37.5%) ALMOST

Actual Gross: $5 million

  • The Boss

Daniel’s Prediction: $17 million (37.6%) ALMOST

Nic’s Prediction: $20 million (17%) SO CLOSE

Average Prediction: $18.5 million (26.4%) ALMOST

Actual Gross: $23.4 million

April 15th

  • Barbershop: The Next Cut

Daniel’s Prediction: $21 million (3.8%) RIGHT ON THE MONEY

Nic’s Prediction: $15 million (34.6%) ALMOST

Average Prediction: $18 million (12.2%) SO CLOSE

Actual Gross: $20.2 million

  • Criminal

Daniel’s Prediction: $8 million (27.5%) ALMOST

Nic’s Prediction: $17 million (65.8%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Average Prediction: $12.5 million (53.6%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Actual Gross: $5.8 million

  • The Jungle Book

Daniel’s Prediction: $85 million (21.7%) ALMOST

Nic’s Prediction: $60 million (72.5%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Average Prediction: $72.5 million (42.7%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Actual Gross: $103.5 million

April 22nd

  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Daniel’s Prediction: $39 million (48.7%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Nic’s Prediction: $40 million (50%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Average Prediction: $39.5 million (49.3%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Actual Gross: $20 million

April 29th

  • Keanu

Daniel’s Prediction: $11 million (15.4%) SO CLOSE

Nic’s Prediction: $27 million (65.5%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Average Prediction: $19 million (51%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Actual Gross: $9.3 million

  • Mother’s Day

Daniel’s Prediction: $16 million (48.1%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Nic’s Prediction: $18 million (53.8%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Average Prediction: $17 million (51.1%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Actual Gross: $8.3 million

  • Ratchet & Clank

Daniel’s Prediction: $6 million (20%) SO CLOSE

Nic’s Prediction: $5 million (4%) RIGHT ON THE MONEY

Average Prediction: $5.5 million (12.7%) SO CLOSE

Actual Gross: $4.8 million

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