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Zendaya’s ‘Challengers’ Predicted to Dominate Box Office


Key Takeaways:

• Luca Guadagnino's ‘Challengers' starring Zendaya is poised to top the with an anticipated $17 million debut.
• ‘Unsung Hero', a Christian biopic, is predicted to open at second place.
• Other top five contenders include ‘Abigail', ‘ War', and ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare'.
• ‘Boy Kills World', a new release, is expected to gain a more substantial audience on platforms.

Zendaya Shines Bright with ‘Challengers'

This coming weekend, all eyes will be on the serene pre-summer box office before it heats up with the release of ‘The Fall Guy'. One movie is predicted to outshine the rest – Amazon-MGM's ‘Challengers', directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring the immensely popular, Zendaya. A conservative estimate suggests a strong debut within the $17 million range.

‘Challengers' Delays May Be a Winning Move

The release of ‘Challengers' had been originally scheduled for autumn 2023. However, the strike proved to be an obstacle, resulting in a delayed start. The silver lining? This delay gave Zendaya, whose star has been rapidly ascending since her success in ‘Dune: Part Two', more room to promote the project. While this move may mean ‘Challengers' misses an Oscar nod due to its April release, it could catapult its box office success.

‘Unsung Hero' Set for Second Position

Lionsgate's and Kingdom Story Company's biographical drama, ‘Unsung Hero', revealing the story of the Smallbone family's journey in the Christian , is expected to take second place. These types of movies tend to surpass expectations, thanks to word-of-mouth buzz, much like previous Kingdom Story such as ‘Jesus Revolution' and ‘I Can Only Imagine'. Pre-opening predictions suggest a decent $9 million opening.

Tussle for Third Spot

The race for the third spot at the box office is expected to witness a stiff competition between ‘Abigail' and ‘Civil War', with projections suggesting a similar outcome for both movies in the vicinity of $6 million. However, it appears ‘Civil War' has a slight edge.

Rounding Out the Top Five

‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare' is set to pull in around $3 million, putting it in fifth place. The newcomer ‘Boy Kills World', however, is likely to debut just outside of the top five and is projected to earn somewhere in the $2 million range. Despite this, it is expected to attract a broader audience once it becomes available on streaming platforms.

Awaiting Audience Eye-Test

Overall, while predictions offer a ballpark estimate, it ultimately depends on the audience reception. So, are you planning to watch ‘Challengers' this weekend? Let us know your thoughts. This weekend's box office performance will provide a crucial early glimpse into how the major summer releases are likely to fare.

Box Office Forecast for the Weekend:

• ‘Challengers': $17 million
• ‘Unsung Hero': $9 million
• ‘Civil War': $6 million
• ‘Abigail': $5 million
• ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare': $3 million

Stay tuned for more updates on box office predictions and keep the popcorn ready as the movie prepares to heat up this summer!

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