It looks like The Help might finally take a dip this weekend with Contagion opening at number one on Friday with an estimated $8 million. The Help follows in second with an estimated $2.7 million.
As for the other new releases it’s looking like nothing will be able to get as close to Contagion. Warrior brought in $1.8 million on Friday which is no match for The Fighter‘s $3.9 million dollar Friday opening. Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star did even worse opening with only $540,000 which places it at number twelve. Creature did so poorly that its number hasn’t even registered on the box office list!
It looks like the weekend is going to go to Contagion without a doubt and The Help following in second. Warrior will probably pack a decent punch and The Debt and Colombiana will take what’s ever left. Don’t count on Bucky Larson or Creature to even make it in the top five, let alone the top ten.
Almost forgot to mention last week’s draws, Shark Night 3D and Apollo 18. They dropped to seven and eight on Friday bringing in about a million apiece. Not the greatest hold, but kind of expected for shitty horror films.
Check back on Monday for the full weekend box office!