Box Office Estimates for November 9 - 11

Todd Thatcher

A quintet of newcomers look to steal our box office hearts as Illumination Entertainment's "The Grinch", franchise reboot "The Girl in the Spider's Web", WWII horror pic "Overlord", Bollywood tale "Thugs of Hindostan", and Melissa McCarthy Oscar hopeful "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" debut.

Todd from with my take on the weekend ahead. First place movies first as there is little doubt "The Grinch" will rule the charts. However, I am currently on the low end of its range and the current pricing has me soured on it. Obviously a massive preview number could change the dynamic.

I'm also not sold on either "Web" or "Overlord". For that matter, same goes for "Hindostan" and "Forgive". So while we have a plethora of newbies to consider, none of them are factoring into my lineup. We'll see if theater counts alter my thinking, but right now it's the holdovers I'm rocking with. That includes two that made the PC this past weekend

Here's how I have the selected features performing:

"The Grinch" - $56.4 million

"Bohemian Rhapsody" - $29.5 million

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" - $11.4 million

"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" - $10.2 million

"Overlord" - $8.4 million

"A Star Is Born" - $8 million

"Nobody's Fool" - $6.5 million

"Venom" - $5.5 million

"Halloween" - $4.7 million

"Thugs of Hindostan" - $3.2 million

"Smallfoot" - $2.5 million

"The Hate U Give" - $1.8 million

"Hunter Killer" - $1.8 million

"Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" - $1.7 million

"Can You Ever Forgive Me?" - $1.6 million

So it's a double showing of "Rhapsody" for me along with "Nutcracker" and "Smallfoot" 5x. What say you?