Powered by Popcorn, we take a closer look at the week’s box office winners and losers. As your resident prognosticator, we’ll also share some of our predictions for the coming week.
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It may not have done enough to overtake Justice League, which logged in a third stint at number one, but audiences were clearly enthralled by Murder on the Orient Express (58% Rotten, 6.1/10). The chilly and suspenseful mystery was given a warm reception by audiences and pulled in at second place with a solid gross of $762,000.
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Who’s your daddy? Definitely not this sequel. We predicted some festive love for Christmas comedy Daddy’s Home 2 (16% Rotten, 3.8/10), but this follow-up to the wildly successful 2015 original found itself high up on the naughty list. Opening at 9th place, this misguided mess is now funnyman Will Ferrell’s fifth straight critical failure. Yikes!
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With no tentpoles or significant new releases coming out this week (unless you're a fan of Korean movies, in which case you should definitely check out A Taxi Driver), we expect little activity at the box office chart as the world gears up for the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Justice League and Murder on the Orient Express will be vying for the top spot, while Coco and Ah Boys to Men 4 are expected to hold on for third and fourth place.
Other new releases include British animated sequel Paddington 2, Bruce Lee biopic Birth of the Dragon, French comedy-drama Madame and snake thriller Serpent.
*All numbers are in estimates.
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