With five more new releases, can any movie break through at the box office in August?
August’s box office traffic jam is turning into full-on pileup. After five new nationwide releases last weekend, most of which failed in spectacular fashion, five more newcomers are arriving …
” is getting a jump on the weekend by launching on Tuesday and anticipates to earn $16 million to $18 million from 3,800 theaters during its first six days of release. Some box office watchers estimate that figure could reach $20 million, but even that would be a huge drop from its predecessor, 2016’s “Angry Birds.” That film, based on the once-popular phone app and video game, scored $38 million in its inaugural weekend and went on to earn $352 million globally. The follow-up cost $65 million to produce, slightly less than the first film’s $73 million budget.
In the sequel, the feathered protagonists team up to save Bird and Piggy Islands after advance weapons threaten their home. The voice cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, and Leslie Jones.
It’s looking a little bleaker for the rest of this weekend’s newcomers — Warner Bros.’ musical comedy “
While there’s certainly no shortage of options, August might end summer on a muted note. For now, all eyes are on Warner Bros. “It Chapter Two” to give the box office a needed lift come September.Read more: Variety
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