Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Greatest Showman vs Jumanji vs Pitch Perfect 3 vs Downsizing vs Father Figures

A slew of new movies opens this week, in time for the Holidays and ready to take on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  Also, The Shape of Water widens in release.

The Greatest Showman
Hit Factor: Hugh Jackman post Wolverine.
Flop Factor: Lots of competition.
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Jumanji
Hit Factor: The Rock seems to have done well lately, except for Baywatch, I suppose.
Flop Factor: Another reboot?
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Pitch Perfect 3
Hit Factor: The pitches are back for a third time.
Flop Factor: Not much, this prints money for Universal.
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Downsizing
Hit Factor: Matt Damon in an Alexander Payne movie.
Flop Factor: Reviews are so-so (57% Tomatometer), especially from one directed by Alexander Payne.
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Father Figures
Hit Factor: Umm.
Flop Factor: Seems like this is where Daddy's Home 2 should have been released.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Jumanji
Pitch Perfect 3
The Greatest Showman
Father Figures
Weekend Gross (millions)
$100
$40
$35
$14
$9






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