Box-Office Preview: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ to Out-Muscle Fellow Sequels ‘Equalizer,’ ‘Unfriended’
July 19, 2018 - box office
‘Mamma Mia 2’ is among usually a few summer eventuality pics catering to females.
Get prepared for a supplement showdown during a U.S. box bureau this weekend.
A contingent of second installments spread nationwide: Universal’s star-studded Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again — whose expel includes Cher; Sony’s The Equalizer 2, returning Denzel Washington in a pretension role; and Blumhouse’s micro-budgeted horror-thriller, Unfriended: The Dark Web.
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If prerelease tracking is correct, Mamma Mia 2 should win a weekend with $30 million to $35 million or more, interjection to womanlike moviegoers seeking an choice to testosterone-laced movement pics (Universal is being some-more regressive in suggesting $27 million-plus).
Mamma Mia 2 is one of a few 2018 summer eventuality films targeting females. The movie, formed on a song of ABBA, opens accurately a decade after Mamma Mia! stormed a box bureau in late Jul 2008, opening to $27.7 million domestically and grossing scarcely $610 million globally.
Many of a A-list stars who seemed in a initial film reprise their purpose in a supplement (in some fashion, during least), including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skargard, while newcomers embody Lily James and, in a biggest get, Cher.
Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1 2) destined Mamma Mia 2, that will entrance in 41 unfamiliar markets timed to a U.S. launch. The story traverses time, with James personification a immature Donna (Streep’s character).
Sony’s R-rated movement pic Equalizer 2 is tracking to open to $25 million or some-more domestically. The initial Equalizer fast became a sleeper strike in late Sep 2014 after debuting to $34.1 million domestically on a approach to grossing $192.3 million during a worldwide box office. Both installments were destined by Antoine Fuqua.
Sony motionless to pierce a movement array installment to summer so as to gain on college kids being out of propagandize and adults being on vacation via a remaining weeks of summer.
Marking a initial array of Washington’s career, Equalizer 2 follows his impression as he fends off rarely lerned assassins dynamic to finish his career — and his life.
From Blumhouse, a horror-thriller Unfriended: Dark Web is projected to sum $6 million-plus in a U.S. entrance conflicting a little prolongation bill of $1 million.
The found-footage pic, destined by Stephen Susco (The Grudge), follow a twenty-something who finds a cache of dark files on his new laptop. He shortly realizes that a former owners of his mechanism will do anything to get a laptop back.
There’s a flurry of new openings during a specialty box office, including Lionsgate and Code Black’s critically acclaimed civic drama, Blindspotting. The film, imprinting a underline directorial entrance of Carlos Lopez Estrada and starring Hamilton‘s Daveed Diggs conflicting Rafael Casal, done a premiere during a Sundance Film Festival progressing this year.
Estrada destined from a book by Rafael Casal and Diggs. The story, set in Oakland, follows dual childhood friends — one black and one white — as they navigate a final days of trial for one of them. Blindspotting opens this weekend in 14 theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago and a Bay Area.