2016 Box office predictions

by chi-dantran-755-11295 | created - 15 Jul 2015 | updated - 09 Sep 2016 | Public
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1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

44 Metascore

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 538,509 | Gross: $330.36M

Weekend: 157 million Domestic: 370 million Worldwide: 1.2 billion It's Batman vs freaking Superman. We have all been waiting for this since 2005, when superheroes started to be cool. The combined forces of these two should wreck up multiplexes, and there is an outside chance of 2 billion worldwide, although that is highly unlikely. Tracking is below expectations, though.

2. Suicide Squad (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

40 Metascore

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis

Votes: 483,999 | Gross: $325.10M

Weekend: 145 million Domestic: 310 million Worldwide: 765 million The villain counterpart of Justice League, Suicide Squad should have been an outright failure. But if the 2 insane trailers were anything to go by, this is gonna be outright entertaining and memorable. Also, it's gonna be a pretty nice popcorn flick, so...300 ?

3. London Has Fallen (2016)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

28 Metascore

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning is caught up in a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

Director: Babak Najafi | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 116,027 | Gross: $62.52M

Weekend: 26 million Domestic: 75 million Worldwide: 180 million While it is redundant to say the least, if the marketing campaign manages to pull it off and it doesn't get completely run over by the March slate, the actioner will impress to justify it's hefty budget

4. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

66 Metascore

Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.

Directors: Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 104,703 | Gross: $143.53M

Weekend: 50 million Domestic: 160 million Worldwide: 460 million Awesomeness is back, and let's hope the marketing is better this time around. With no competition until Zootopia in March, it should hold up well against Deadpool

5. Assassin's Creed (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

36 Metascore

Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society.

Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 153,947 | Gross: $54.65M

3 Day Weekend: 38 million 5 Day Weekend: 50 million Domestic: 145 million Worldwide: 440 million Michael Freaking Fassbender stars in this, hopefully, faithful adaptation to the once mighty franchise, and while there's a possibility that it sucks, it should still get *beep* load of money. Opening one week after Rogue One is a ballsy move, and if it manages to be good, it could avoid being a horrid bomb Please be good. Oh god the first trailer. It was awesome. Would alter my predictions just a little higher. A reasonable comparison to this one is Legend of Tarzan. That opened to an impressive 38 million 3 day-debut and a 45 million Memorial haul, which should be reasonable for Assassin's Creed

6. Zootopia (2016)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

78 Metascore

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate

Votes: 349,178 | Gross: $341.27M

Weekend: 75 million Domestic: 260 million Worldwide: 790 million The follow up film in Disney Animation to Frozen, Zootopia boasts one heck of an idea, and if the impressive track record is all to suggest, Zootopia is one awesome film.

7. Deadpool (2016)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.

Director: Tim Miller | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein

Votes: 746,029 | Gross: $363.07M

Weekend: 3 Day: 90 million 4 Day: 110 million Domestic: 250 million Worldwide: 610 million The R-rated Deadpool is finally here, and through the Comic-Con reaction, Deadpool is gonna be the most faithful comic book film ever, with cursing, sex, blood, guns all over the place. As long as his mouth ain't sewn up, I'm good. The R-rating is a bit of a crapshoot at this point, but with the viral marketing campaign at full speed, Deadpool is gonna crack 600. With no clear adult competition until London Has Fallen, it's bound to 200 domestically

8. Allegiant (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

33 Metascore

After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Naomi Watts

Votes: 86,030 | Gross: $66.18M

Weekend: 30 million Domestic: 70 million Worldwide: 200 million Why oh why do you have to split the weakest book of the series in two parts ? The series isn't as well received as Hunger Games, or Harry Potter, or even freaking Twilight, and *beep* that's saying something. Another fall is likely. Schedule-wise, it is placed 1 week before BVS so it's inevitably gonna be crushed

9. Finding Dory (2016)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

77 Metascore

The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 194,353 | Gross: $486.30M

Weekend: 135 million Domestic: 400 million Worldwide: 1.0 billion The rather unnecesarry sequel to the Pixar masterpiece that was Finding Nemo will probably still make *beep* of money. And while the plot is unknown at the moment, there is a good chance it will still be one heck of a family fare

10. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

Political involvement in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 510,968 | Gross: $408.08M

Weekend: 200 million Domestic: 445 million Worldwide: 1.43 billion The Marvel counterpart of Batman vs Superman, this supposedly stand alone Captain America film has turned into somewhat of an Avengers 2.5. If audience is into the idea of Captain going up against Iron Man, then this will at least match Age of Ultron. It's going for a billion.

11. Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 196,637 | Gross: $158.85M

Weekend: 60 million Domestic: 170 million Worldwide: 430 million The second Star Trek in 2013 was somewhat of a surprise when it opened and closed significantly lower than the first Star Trek. Nonetheless, it might just be a bump along the way, and with the third Star Trek taking the adventure out into the far far away, there is a chance that it might be the series most ambitious yet. Marketing has been muted, so far, and there was little boost at CinemaCon. Beyond that, the trailer is irksome to say the least. Little hype and a lack of marketing boost should make this film gross slightly lower than the two previous films

12. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, the world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 323,815 | Gross: $155.44M

Weekend: 3 Day: 97 million 4 Day: 110 million Domestic: 280 million Worldwide: 840 million Bryan Singer promised that this would be the most explosive, thoughtful and all-around best movie in the franchise, and with it opening on Memorial Day, it should at the very least, open in the same line with The Last Stand. But, the showdown of the year awaits, as Alice Through The Looking Glass is also opening, so it should be nice to see who comes out on top. My money's on Apocalypse. Plus, free publicity from Deadpool. There's an outside chance that it won't make it to a billion, as the marketing so far has felt...boring Update: the reviews were predominantly mixed. But I'm holding my grounds

13. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

32 Metascore

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe

Votes: 146,807 | Gross: $103.14M

Weekend: 70 million Domestic: 185 million Worldwide: 580 million The sequel is here, and it's bigger, better, and...Will Smith-less. Still, with the hype surrounding the production stage and the return of Jeff Goldblum, it should perform decently. A nice comparison iss World War Z, which opened in June, and was highly anticipated as well. Indenpendence Day should at least match that film domestically Internationally, the film should at least gross about 600 million, considering the disaster that was 2012 managed to make 600 back in 2009. Opening one week after Finding Dory might be a disadvantage, but it can hardly matter when the second trailer was surprisingly fun and nostalgia-filled. It could go either way, to be honest

14. Ride Along 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy

32 Metascore

As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Benjamin Bratt

Votes: 44,964 | Gross: $90.84M

Weekend: 30 million Domestic: 80 million Another Ride Along film, you say ? Why ? How ? Who green-lit this *beep* ? A drop similar to Paul Blart is fitting to this insanely stupid sequel.

15. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

40 Metascore

After facing Shredder, who has joined forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang.

Director: Dave Green | Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry, Laura Linney

Votes: 72,019 | Gross: $82.05M

Weekend: 50 million Domestic: 170 million Worldwide: 400 million Casey Jones is in it. Bebop and Rocksteady are in it. Motherfreaking Krang. You *beep* this up and I will *beep* you like a pig Michael Bay.

16. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

R | 92 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

When their new next-door neighbors turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Chloë Grace Moretz

Votes: 93,327 | Gross: $55.29M

Weekend: 40 million Domestic: 105 million Worldwide: 265 million The insane sequel to the R-rated hit Neighbors, Neighbors 2 should gain some profit as proven through the likes of Hangover and Hangover 2, another R-rated hit series that had an insanely good first film. Marketing so far hasn't been niche, and there is a chance it will suffer the same fate as Ted 2, but it probably won't bomb that bad as the reviews have been rather positive

17. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

R | 134 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 169,668 | Gross: $102.47M

Weekend: 42 million Domestic: 115 million Worldwide: 305 million Conjuring 2 is here, and if Insidious has proven anything, it's going to outgross the original film, while it will also descend on quality of course. But there is a chance it won't, as it opened on the most awesome weekend of the year, featuring Warcraft and Now You See Me 2

18. Now You See Me 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

46 Metascore

The Four Horsemen resurface, and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco

Votes: 193,389 | Gross: $65.08M

Weekend: 26 million Domestic: 70 million Worldwide: 235 million On the weekend where the world will rush to the cinema, who's gonna be the odd one out ? There is a chance that it would be Now You See Me, but if it has something new to offer, or even if it intends to trigger the audience's minds, it could surprise. The marketing campaign hasn't exactly been noteworthy

19. Jason Bourne (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Thriller

58 Metascore

The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 177,180 | Gross: $162.43M

Weekend: 68 million Domestic: 180 million Worldwide: 440 million Matt Damon's brainwashed vigilante on vengeance is back, and 100% without Jeremy Renner. As the Bourne series has proven, Bourne 5 will impress and be a box office hit, if you assume that Suicide Squad doesn't completely wipe it out. We're one month away from the release of Bourne, and it's worrying me that the buzz is almost non-existent. If Jason Bourne manages to ride the brand name, it still wouldn't match the height that was Ultimatum. Gonna retreat my prediction just a bit, something just higher than Supremacy's gross

20. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

76 Metascore

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

Votes: 240,094 | Gross: $71.90M

Weekend: 30 million Domestic: 74 million Worldwide: 120 million Abrams is doing it again. Spectacularly announcing the film 2 months before it's scheduled, there is a small chance it will only be grounded home film with an apocalyptic monster touch thrown in in reshoots, but with all the secrecy and brilliance in it's marketing campaign, with the Super Bowl spot completely unannounced, it could pull another Cloverfield opening.

21. The Jungle Book (2016)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

77 Metascore

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Votes: 227,288 | Gross: $364.00M

Weekend: 70 million Domestic: 220 million Worldwide: 620 million The spectacular trailers, the impeccable cast, the fun family friendly touch and the golden schedule date (2 weeks after BvS and 3 weeks before Civil War), Disney has a lot working in its favor. Assuming that BvS loses steam by it's third week, and the following week's Huntsman sequel doesn't pull the audience out, Jungle Book may or may not touch 200 gold, but I'm betting it will

22. Angry Birds (2016)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

43 Metascore

Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts - Red, Chuck and Bomb - to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Directors: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly | Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 65,268 | Gross: $107.51M

Weekend: 27 million Domestic: 75 million Worldwide: 380 million This is my total crapshoot. The closest example is Penguins of Madagascar, but that was released on Thanksgiving weekend, the most family-friendly weekend of the year, whereas Angry Birds opens just before the one-two punch that is Apocalypse and Alice. It still depends on whether the quality will be up for shoot or not, but I think this will, at the very least, reach 300

23. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

34 Metascore

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

Votes: 71,549 | Gross: $77.04M

Weekend: 40 million 4 day: 50 million Domestic: 125 million Worldwide: 520 million There is absolutely no reason for this unnecessary sequel to exist. The first movie was a colorless affair with unlikeable characters and delirious storytelling. Plus, the insane battle with X-Men Apocalypse, which will likely end with Alice's inevitable loss, should diminish it's box office prospect spectacularly. Worldwide though, Johnny Depp is still a major star, so it should wind up with at least 500

24. Warcraft (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

32 Metascore

As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper

Votes: 212,658 | Gross: $47.37M

Weekend: 30 million Domestic: 102 million Worldwide: 440 million Will it finally be the time when video game movies are taken seriously ? I hope it will. Opening early June, heavy publicity, a lot of hype and some very positively received TV spots that have wiped the divisive taste of the trailer are reasons why I hope this won't bomb all that bad. And with Duncan Jones at the helm, I really hope it will be good.

25. Zoolander 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy

34 Metascore

Derek and Hansel are lured into modelling again, in Rome, where they find themselves the target of a sinister conspiracy.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penélope Cruz, Will Ferrell

Votes: 56,445 | Gross: $28.85M

Weekend: 17 million Domestic: 35 million Worldwide: 50 million To me, I simply think this is an awful cash grab that will be sexist, racist, unfunny, predictable and utterly unwatchable. Ben Stiller hasn't been the most successful comedy star in a long time, and with the movie's trailer boasting from zero to minimal laughs, I expect this to bomb miserably

26. Hail, Caesar! (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Mystery

72 Metascore

A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 103,846 | Gross: $30.08M

Weekend: 18 million Domestic: 40 million Worldwide: 75 million Hail Caesar is undoubtedly looking to boast the same charming and charismatic sway of the Coens' trademark comedy. With the powerful cast backing it, it should make some profit.

27. Gods of Egypt (2016)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

25 Metascore

Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Chadwick Boseman

Votes: 87,513 | Gross: $31.15M

Weekend: 13 million Domestic: 30 million Worldwide: 90 million With its awful trailers and woefully unrealistic CGI, Gods of Egypt is poised to be the next Pompeii. Gerard Butler better be hoping London Has Fallen is a hit

28. Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

34 Metascore

Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.

Directors: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu | Stars: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Chris Wedge

Votes: 43,426 | Gross: $64.06M

Weekend: 35 million Domestic: 120 million Worldwide: 730 million Oh god, we're doing this again aren't we ? Oh god. Ice Age has stayed beyond (pardon the pun) it's welcome, and the franchise undoubtedly reached it's saturation point by the third installment. It has proven too silly for adults and too bewildered to have any longevity in its domestic run. Internationally though, believe it or not, Continental Drift is the highest grossing animated film internationally, so this should build on that, even though it's unlikely it will reach 700 again.

29. The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

44 Metascore

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens, Christoph Waltz

Votes: 139,863 | Gross: $126.64M

Weekend: 36 million Domestic: 125 million Worldwide: 330 million This is shaping up to be this year's Hercules. Little is known about the film at this point, but if the marketing campaign can pull it as a fun romp for teens, there is a chance it won't bomb that horribly. But if it can't, then it's up to the quality of the film to save it with word of mouth. The trailers were good, The Jungle Book was a hit that reminded people of nolstalgia-filled tales, so Tarzan should be a decent hit if audience flocks

30. Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

60 Metascore

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Votes: 172,313 | Gross: $128.34M

Weekend: 42 million Domestic: 130 million Worldwide: 285 million This female-driven reboot of the beloved Ghostbusters is poised to make at least 100 domestically. But the marketing so far has been surprisingly muted, and the trailer was laughably bad, and there you have it: the recipe for a bomb. The second trailer did improve upon magnumously, and if Ghostbusters is able to embrace its controversies to the marketing campaign, it should reach 100

31. The BFG (2016)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 63,745 | Gross: $55.48M

Weekend: 28 million Domestic: 84 million Worldwide: 290 million Tracking below expectations is this Spielberg's return to family friendly classics. Opening across Tarzan and The Purge 3 is a test to Spielberg's name. It's still undetermined whether or not the film will be a hit, as the only close comparison is The Adventure of Tintin back in 2011. That one maxed out as 67 million domestically, but recouped in international grosses and ending up with nearly 350. I predict this will be just a tad higher domestically. But it's a risk. One will flop after all. Update: the reviews are fantastic at Cannes. This would put the film pushing for 100, but in a family-friendly weekend, could it really stand out ?

32. The Girl on the Train (2016)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

48 Metascore

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux

Votes: 135,134 | Gross: $75.40M

Weekend: 33 million Domestic: 110 million Worldwide: 300 million The book is hailed as the next Gone Girl, and the film, with its October slot and the attractive/provoking genre, it should perform in line with Gone Girl as well. The trailer was chocked-full of suspense and was able to pull in sizable new fans. Should perform decently

33. The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

35 Metascore

Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya's army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna.

Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt

Votes: 79,967 | Gross: $48.39M

Weekend: 28 million Domestic: 65 million Worldwide: 180 million This unnecessary sequel to the belated Snow White dark remake is poised to slightly bomb, based on its redundancy alone. Other than that, there is also the scheduling disadvantage. I mean, if you have to choose, would you actually choose this CGI-heavy and utterly brainless sequel over The Jungle Book ?

34. Rogue One (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 433,368 | Gross: $532.18M

Weekend: 166 million Domestic: 490 million Worldwide: 1.3 billion This spin off of the franchise is poise to make a load of money based on its relation to Star Wars alone. Other than that, there is no other basis to predict this. I'm going close to 500. If it has legs, it could go over. The first trailer captured the right spirit, and if everything goes on track, it should be the biggest hit of the year

35. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney | Stars: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell

Votes: 147,163 | Gross: $368.38M

Weekend: 77 million Domestic: 255 million Worldwide: 780 million This run of the mill talking animal feature is the second in one year, after the better-looking and decidedly more original Zootopia. And amid a season of teen-focused blockbusters and nostalgic remakes, reboots, sequels, Pets feel like a necessary breath of fresh air of originality. It should be a decent hit, with full potential to reach fellow animal-city Zootopia's height domestically

36. Doctor Strange (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

72 Metascore

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong

Votes: 433,470 | Gross: $232.64M

Weekend: 76 million Domestic: 210 million Worldwide: 600 million Counting one that Ant-Man actually grossed 520 million worldwide, in the summer season, which is crowded and insanely front loaded, Doctor Strange, with Benedict Cumberbatch as the star man, should gross a tad more. It has two weeks to screw around before it's next great competitor, which brings me to...

37. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler

Votes: 308,377 | Gross: $234.04M

Weekend: 100 million Domestic: 305 million Worldwide: 940 million Fans all over the world has been dying for another Harry Potter. And they did, in the form of a spin-off. But in a late november release, and no clear competition for nearly a month, it should cover its ground nicely.

38. The Purge: Election Year (2016)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

Director: James DeMonaco | Stars: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 69,526 | Gross: $79.00M

Weekend: 33 million Domestic: 80 million Worldwide: 160 million The Purge films have gone under major skin changes: whereas the first film was a straight up horror film that failed to live up to its premise, the second film was a suspenseful action thriller with glimpses of gore that was a major improvement in scale and execution. The third film looks to improve upon the second, and now that The Purge has already become a trilogy, this should close the saga on an arousing note. It should be interesting to see who comes out on top that weekend. I'm with Purge all the way, given the timely subject matter and the better reception to the 2nd film

39. Passengers (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

41 Metascore

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 277,645 | Gross: $100.01M

Weekend: 74 million Domestic: 230 million Worldwide: 700 million Starring two of the hottest stars on Earth right now, this high concept sci-fi romance takes JLaw and Chris Pratt above and beyond, with Morten Tyldun behind the camera. The Christmas release means it will have legs to pass the 200 benchmark, and who doesn't love a high concept sci-fi Oscar film ? Plus, 2016 has been in dire need of original properties, and Passengers seems like the perfect fit

40. The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson, Freddie Crowder

Votes: 76,061 | Gross: $6.86M

Weekend: 11 million Domestic: 33 million Worldwide: 75 million The Sacha Baron Cohen film that veers his annoyance too close to insufferable, this spy team up no doubt wants to replicate Kingsman's insane success, but with less jokes and more Sacha being ignorant, it's hard to make just a quarter of that film's gross

41. The Nice Guys (2016)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

70 Metascore

In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer

Votes: 217,795 | Gross: $36.26M

Weekend: 18 million Domestic: 40 million Worldwide: 90 million Buddy cop comedies in the 2010s have a wildly inconsistent track record: for every Ride Along, there's a Cop Out. The Nice Guys, while looks and sounds great, won't reach Ride Along's crazy height, but at the same time, won't bomb as badly as Cop Out. It should wind up somewhere in the middle, considering that it won't be completely screwed with the summer release

42. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

47 Metascore

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper

Votes: 105,749 | Gross: $58.70M

Weekend: 28 million Domestic: 88 million Worldwide: 230 million Why, on Earth, do we need a Jack Reacher sequel ? Nobody asked for this. Nobody wanted this to come to life. Oh god. Nonetheless, with Tom Cruise leading the film, it would be hard to imagine the film grossing lower than the first, right ? Unnecessary sequels have been tarnished at the box office, so Jack Reacher 2 should open and end in line with the first one

43. Inferno (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

42 Metascore

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Ben Foster

Votes: 124,236 | Gross: $34.34M

Weekend: 23 million Domestic: 68 million Worldwide: 195 million Listen, I'm really reaching here. I have gone from indie-dramas to unnecessary sequels. And this one, oh god, is coming, 10 years after the incredibly ill-judged Angels and Demons, which nobody asked for either. But when you take into consideration that Angels actually grossed an unbelievable 485 million worldwide (good job world) on an apparently artificial 150 million budget (how the hell), there is confidence in saying that the film series is still very popular in its own right. A decrease is no doubt, but it won't bomb that horribly

44. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

57 Metascore

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench

Votes: 129,983 | Gross: $87.24M

Weekend: 23 million Domestic: 77 million Worldwide: 205 million The Eva Green adaptation of the highly acclaimed book has just been moved to the last weekend of September, a usually quiet weekend. The trailer was polarizing to say the least, with a heavy emphasis on a CGI-heavy clash between poorly rendered creatures and live action fairies. That being said, Peregrine should be a success based on Green's prowess alone. Plus, the book is immensely popular, which should account a net gain

45. Pete's Dragon (2016)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence

Votes: 45,818 | Gross: $76.23M

Weekend: 30 million Domestic: 88 million Worldwide: 185 million The bomb of the year, I reckon. The film has been oddly muted, being announced and taken up without much merit or hype. The film looks like a more screwed up remake of Eragon, and the trailer only confirms the worry even more. Even if it does turn out to be good, opening one week after Suicide Squad is a clear disadvantage. Next bomb for Disney

46. Central Intelligence (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

52 Metascore

After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet, Amy Ryan

Votes: 121,392 | Gross: $127.44M

Weekend: 37 million Domestic: 120 million Worldwide: 210 million The critic proof The Rock and the man who has overstayed his welcome, Kevin Hart, is teaming up for this comedy. And while the trailers have been rather funny, it's still a gamble suiting this one up for a summer release, whereas Hart usually capitalise on the clear field of January. Might turn out good and will make a tidy profit.

47. Criminal (2016)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman

Votes: 47,616 | Gross: $14.27M

Weekend: 12 million Domestic: 33 million Worldwide: 67 million While it boasts a great cast, Kevin Costner hasn't actually been Hollywood's most bankable star these days. Criminal looks like a run-of the mill action movie, so a gross in line with Run All Night and 3 Days To Kill is likely

48. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

37 Metascore

A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 24,252 | Gross: $59.57M

Weekend: 15 million Domestic: 49 million Worldwide: 75 million There is no explanation to why this sequel existed in the first place. The first film already wrapped up the story, and while it has garnered an undeniably strong cult following, the sequel is just plainly irrelevant. It's hoping to counter-program BvS, and if that works out, it might just impress slightly

49. Mother's Day (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama