Box Office Estimates for April 5-7

Todd Thatcher

Will the month of April shower money upon the box office with some high profile releases? Todd from here bringing you my take on the weekend ahead as critically acclaimed DC superhero flick "Shazam!", horror remake "Pet Sematary" (also garnering solid buzz), Taraji P. Henson/Sam Rockwell civil rights drama "The Best of Enemies", and horse centered indie "The Mustang" all gallop into our FML consideration.

I am toward the elevated end of the range on "Shazam!", believing reviews and word of mouth could put it close to $60 million (perhaps over it). "Sematary" has the benefit of its own good critical notices and being the first theatrical Stephen King adaptation since "It". I have it in the high 20s with the realization it could end up making more. I'm more skeptical with "The Best of Enemies" with my mid single digits projection. As for "The Mustang", a finalized screen count will help.

I see "Dumbo" and "Us" both falling close to 50% in their respective second and third frames. For instance, "Cinderella" dropped 48% in its sophomore weekend and I see no reason why "Dumbo" wouldn't after its unremarkable debut.

Here's how I have the selected features performing:

"Shazam!" - $59.5 million
"Pet Sematary" - $28.7 million
"Dumbo" - $23.2 million
"Us" - $17 million
"Captain Marvel" - $12.2 million
"The Best of Enemies" - $5.9 million
"Unplanned" - $3.9 million
"Five Feet Apart" - $3.7 million
"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" - $2.8 million
"Wonder Park" - $2.8 million
"Hotel Mumbai" - $1.7 million
"Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral" - $1.5 million
"The Mustang" - $960,000
"The Beach Bum" - $807,000
"Gloria Bell" - $592,000

And that leaves me with a heroic combo of "Shazam!", "Captain Marvel" 2x, "Madea", and a 4x play of "Gloria Bell". What say you?