"Captain Marvel" is expected to hold off newcomers "Wonder Park" and "Five Feet Apart"
Welcome to "Box Office Battle," The Fly's weekly preview projecting what the top films will be at the box office this weekend.
CAPTAIN MARVEL SET TO REPEAT: Disney's (DIS) most recent Marvel superhero film, starring Brie Larsen in the title role of "Captain Marvel," has already grossed over $187M domestically and more than $550M worldwide since releasing last weekend, and is expected to earn an additional $69M in its second weekend at theaters in the U.S. "Captain Marvel" has been a big success overseas, with it grossing over $104M in China. It opens in its final overseas market, Japan, this weekend.
WONDER PARK, FIVE FEET APART OPENING: Viacom (VIA, VIAB) subsidiary Paramount is looking at second place with their animated release "Wonder Park," which is opening at 3,838 locations domestically, with an estimated gross of $10M-14M. "Wonder Park" will have to contend with Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's animated "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World," which is still in theaters. Meanwhile, Lionsgate's (LGF.A, LGF.B) release of CBS Films's (CBS) romance "Five Feet Apart" is looking at third place with an estimated opening in the range of $9M-$11M at 2,803 theaters.
1. Captain Marvel: $69M
Wonder Park: $10M-$14M
3. Five Feet Apart: $9M-$11M
4. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World: $9M
5. Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral: $6.5M
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