#4 – Arrival
Coming in fourth should be Arrival (read our review). Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama has parlayed its critical acclaim and awards buzz into a healthy domestic total, grossing $75.2 million in the U.S. as of this writing. Though it can’t content with the more high-profile works currently playing, the film should be able to have another good weekend, as fans of heady, intellectual sci-fi and cinephiles following the awards circuit will still be inclined to check it out.
#5 – Allied
Rounding out the top five should be Allied (read our review). Robert Zemeckis’ World War II drama hasn’t found much traction at the box office during its run, but it’s still been able to stand out thanks to its pairing of the recognizable Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Though interest is somewhat low in the film, it should be able to stick around.
Last Week’s Recap
In a special edition of the box office prediction, we analyzed Moana‘s chances of topping Frozen‘s domestic numbers. Since its second weekend decrease was 50.1, the odds of that happening are now low. We theorized Moana would have to have a hold that was more in the range of Zootopia‘s 31.6 percent drop-off to have a realistic shot, given the competition it’s going to face soon in the coming weeks.
Next Week: How high will Rogue One go?