Weekend Box Office Predictions: April 16 – 18, 2021

Weekend box office predictions are provided by Daniel Garris, courtesy of BoxOfficeReport.com.

Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Godzilla vs. Kong is set to lead the domestic box office with ease for a third consecutive frame this weekend. Last weekend Godzilla vs. Kong was down a sharp, but reasonable 56 percent to gross an estimated $13.88 million in its second frame. With its second weekend decline now behind it, Godzilla vs. Kong should start to stabilize this weekend. In addition to going over well with both critics and audiences alike, Godzilla vs. Kong will also be helped this weekend by not facing any major new competition in the marketplace and from moviegoers who want to catch the film (or catch it again) before fellow Warner Bros. release Mortal Kombat and Funimation’s Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train both enter the marketplace next weekend on April 23. Previous day-and-date releases from Warner Bros. have also tended to stabilize in their respective third weekends after experiencing sharp second weekend declines. At the same time, Godzilla vs. Kong should still experience some built-in front-loading this weekend and will also see its showtimes per location average start to decrease somewhat. Godzilla vs. Kong could decline 39 percent this weekend to take in $8.40 million.

After stabilizing very nicely last weekend by declining just 12 percent to gross $2.65 million, Nobody is likely to have another terrific hold this weekend. Much like Godzilla vs. KongNobody will be helped out this weekend by its good critical reviews, good word of mouth and from not facing any new major competition in the marketplace. Nobody also looks to be holding onto its showtimes per location a bit better this weekend than it did last weekend. Look for Nobody to decrease only 11 percent to take in $2.35 million this weekend.

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon is coming off of a terrific hold, as last weekend the computer animated film increased 8 percent to gross $2.20 million. Previously, The Croods: A New Age displayed especially strong holding power as its theatrical run continued on and Raya and the Last Dragon could be in store for a similar type of run in the weeks ahead. As for this weekend, a slim 5 percent decline would transfer into a third place performance of $2.10 million for Raya and the Last Dragon.

Last weekend Sony’s The Unholy had a much better than usual second weekend hold for a horror film by declining 24 percent to gross $2.40 million. Last weekend’s strong hold suggests that The Unholy is going over better with audiences than the film’s modest C+ rating on CinemaScore would indicate. The Unholy could hold up well once again this weekend, especially since the film will be playing in 207 more locations this weekend than last weekend (for a total of 2,057 locations). Look for The Unholy to decline just 15 percent to finish in fourth with $2.05 million.

Like Raya and the Last Dragon, Warner’s Tom & Jerry should also hold up very well again this weekend after a strong hold last weekend. Tom & Jerry will receive an additional boost this weekend by holding onto its showtimes better than it did last weekend. A slim 5 percent decline would give Tom & Jerry a fifth place take of $1.15 million this weekend.

After a soft start last weekend, Lionsgate’s Voyagers will likely take a significant hit this weekend before taking an even bigger hit next weekend. Voyagers is likely to experience a slightly larger second weekend decline than that of the recent Chaos Walking, which decreased 40 percent in its second frame. Look for Voyagers to slow 44 percent this weekend to take sixth with $0.77 million.

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