2018 Predictions

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1. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 297,507 | Gross: $604.27M

Prediction: January is a weak month. Which The Last Jedi should easily cruise through

Jan 3-5: $32 million

Jan 10-12: $20 million

Jan 17-19: $15 million

Result: Yeah I was dead wrong. But tbh, who saw it coming

Record: 0-3

2. Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the "Flare".

Director: Wes Ball | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario

Votes: 1,017

To be honest I don't know how this franchise got funded. But it did, so it has to have some fans. Still with a weak month, all of Maze Runner's 6 fans should be able to help it reach #1.

Jan 24-26: $21 million

3. Winchester (2018)

PG-13 | 99 min | Biography, Fantasy, Horror | Completed

Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook, Jason Clarke, Angus Sampson

Dump month + horror= easy win

Feb 2-4: $18 million

4. Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller | Completed

The third installment of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Arielle Kebbel, Luke Grimes, Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

RT, YouTube yesmen & critics have no power here. This film is going to go out with a bang

Feb 9-11: $115 million

5. Black Panther (2018)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Completed

T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

RT has already given it it's 90% rating because it fits the identity politics card, the YouTube yesmen have already bent over to it. It will be successful because Disney was smart enough to put it during a weak month.

Feb 16-18: $88 million

Feb 23-25: $49 million

6. Death Wish (2018)

R | Action, Crime, Drama | Completed

Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city's violence as it's rushed into his ER -until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila ... See full summary »

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris

Wait what? Listen, this will be a sleeper hit. If the low Oscar, Emmys and NFL rating haven't made it obvious, Americans are sick of identity politics. And thanks to its anti-pcness & that their's no other competition. This should kickstart a new wave of films. Also keep in mind, this isn't a "nerd culture" film. So RT & YouTube yesmen have no power here.

Mar 2-4: $52 million

Mar 9-11: $33 million

7. Tomb Raider (2018)

Action, Adventure | Post-production

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Kristin Scott Thomas

With A Wrinkle in Time failing and nothing else to compete with. This popcorn picture should easily make it to #1.

March 16-18: $37 million

8. Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)

PG-13 | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Completed

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Director: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: John Boyega, Tian Jing, Scott Eastwood, Adria Arjona

It's an anticipated sequel 5 years in the making. Unless it's really bad, it should kickstart the Pacific Rim franchise.

March 23-25: $52 million

9. Ready Player One (2018)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Hannah John-Kamen, Ben Mendelsohn

This could be the next YA bandwagon film.

March 30-April 1: $130 million

April 6-8: $51 million

April 13-15: $36 million

10. Rampage (2018)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Based on the classic 1980s video game featuring apes and monsters destroying cities.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dwayne Johnson, Jake Lacy, Malin Akerman

I don't know how the filmmakers could possibly screw this up. How hard is it to have The Rock fighting giant monsters? Well if they at least manage to do that little thing right. They should win the next two weekends.

April 20-22: $25 million

11. Truth or Dare (2018)

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone -- or something -- begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Tyler Posey, Lucy Hale, Landon Liboiron, Aurora Perrineau

April 27-29: $15 million

12. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Tessa Thompson, Chris Pratt

This should be a no brainier

May 4-6: $201 million

May 11-13: $98 million

13. Untitled Deadpool Sequel (2018)

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

After surviving a near fatal knee boarding accident, a disfigured guidance counselor (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Poughkeepsie's most celebrated French Bulldog ... See full summary »

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, T.J. Miller

I'm pretty sure even the producers of Fox know all they have to do is have Deadpool say funny things and have some good action scenes. If they do that, the YouTube yesmen will already praise it like it's the Citizen Kane of superhero movies. But first they need an approval rating from their master RT. Still if it isn't better than the first I still expect it to be successful as long as they have those two elements stated earlier.

May 18: $136 million

14. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich, Paul Bettany, Joonas Suotamo

May 25-27: $188 million

June 1-3: $91 million

June 8-10: $50 million

15. Incredibles 2 (2018)

Animation, Action, Adventure | Post-production

Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush

This is also my pick for highest grossing film of 2018 (If Han Solo manages to screw up, then Incredibles 2 will win). Yes Toy Story is the only Pixar franchise with good sequels. But Brad Bird's back & said he would only do a sequel just as good as, or better than, its predecessor. Considering Bird hasn't made a bad animated film, this should be good.

June 15-17: $200 million

June 29-July: $49 million

16. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Jeff Goldblum, BD Wong

I know Jurassic World experienced backlash one week after it's release, but that didn't hurt its box office gross in any way. I don't think it's going to out gross it's predecessor (at least in the States). But it will still be successful nonetheless

June 22-24: $118 million

17. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Hannah John-Kamen, Michelle Pfeiffer, Evangeline Lilly, Judy Greer

It's that time of the year again. The shoehorned squeal to the shoehorned origin story. Let's pay to see this and forget about it the next week.

July 6-8: $58 million

18. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

Animation, Comedy, Family | Filming

Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. The rest of Drac's Pack cannot ... See full summary »

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg

Sony animation doesn't have a good rep, but it can make money. Yes, the last two were in the movie, September. But with the June blockbusters slowing down. And no competition (Unless Ant-Man pulls a Winter Soldier, I don't see it doing any better after the Independence Day weekend) just get it the win for the weekend.

July 13-15: $48 million

19. Alita: Battle Angel (2018)

Action, Adventure, Romance | Post-production

An action-packed story of one young woman's journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Jennifer Connelly, Eiza González, Christoph Waltz

Live action Anime hasn't been on a winning streak. But Alita has something Ghost in the Shell & Death Note didn't. James Cameron. But how does this affect the film? Unlike the other two films producers Cameron's an anime fan and knows what he's doing. While that won't please all the anime fans (that's impossible) it should bring optimism to the film.

July 20-22: $46 million

20. M:I 6 - Mission Impossible (2018)

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Filming

Plot unknown.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Vanessa Kirby, Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill

So far the Mission Impossible franchise has fans, so it wins this week. Also, since Henry Cavill stole the show in Justice League, he should bring interest to this franchise.

July 27-29: $57 million

21. Christopher Robin (2018)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

Working-class family man Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Chris O'Dowd, Toby Jones

Disney's continuing with it's live action cash grabs

Aug 3-5: $65 million

Aug 10-12: $40 million

Aug 17-19: $27 million

22. Cadaver (2018)

Horror | Post-production

When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.

Director: Diederik Van Rooijen | Stars: Stana Katic, Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Jacob Ming-Trent

Weak weekend + horror film= easy weekend win

Aug 24-26: $24 million

23. The Little Stranger (2018)

Drama, Horror, Mystery | Post-production

THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1947, he is called... See full summary »

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, Charlotte Rampling

See above

Aug 31-Sep 2: $13 million

(Labor Day weekend is missing because nothing has been announced yet)

24. Alpha (II) (2018)

PG-13 | Action, Drama, Thriller | Completed

A story of survival set 20,000 years ago during the last Ice Age.

Director: Albert Hughes | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela, Natassia Malthe, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson

Sep 14-16: $36 million

25. The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)

Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | Filming

A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp

Sep 21-23: $27 million

26. Smallfoot (2018)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist.

Directors: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig | Stars: Zendaya, Channing Tatum, Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito

Warner Bros. Animation seems to be a seesaw. But it should win this weak weekend.

Sep 28-30: $25 million

27. Venom (2018)

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Filming

This plot is unknown.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Tom Holland, Jenny Slate

*Amy Pascal can't produce a film to save her life.And it's clear she has no idea how to run "nerd culture" films. There are rumors that this film may be poor man's Deadpool. Still, unless it's Fan4stic bad. It should do well.

Oct 5-7: $81 million

**Oct 12-14: $47 million

* Before you start calling me a misogynist. May I remind you this is the same super genius that thought an all-female Ghostbusters would compete with the MCU or Star Wars and made Spider-man an identity politics parody (both of which hurt Sony).

28. Goosebumps: Horrorland (2018)

Adventure, Comedy, Family | Pre-production

Plot unknown.

Director: Ari Sandel | Star: Jack Black

**Oct 19-21: $37 million

29. The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Filming

Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Claire Foy, Cameron Britton, Sylvia Hoeks, Lakeith Stanfield

Fede Álvarez has been on a winning streak and he seems like a perfect fit for this film

Oct 19-21 $46 million

Oct 26-28: $22 million

30. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Filming

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

Directors: Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston | Stars: Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren

Nov 2-4: $62 million

31. The Grinch (2018)

Animation, Comedy, Family | Filming

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Directors: Peter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney, Matthew O'Callaghan | Star: Benedict Cumberbatch

Illumination Entertainment has shown that good or bad reviews have no effect. Also, it's a Dr. Seuss adaptation so show Illumination the money.

Nov 9-11: $112 million

32. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Post-production

The second installment of the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law

The fandom will keep it alive

Nov 16-18: $72 million

33. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

6 years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph", Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore | Stars: Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Alan Tudyk, Kelly Macdonald

Nov 23-25: $87 million

Nov 30-Dec 2: $39 million

Dec 5-7: $17 million

34. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Plot kept under wraps.

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali, Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry

Dec 12-14: $51 million

35. Aquaman (2018)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe

I know the underperformance of Justice League hasn't given the DCEU much optimism. But it seems the DCEU will just be making "smaller" movies. I still think even if Aquaman gets into the 50% range on RT it should do well. Also, the only competition is a Transformer spinoff no one wanted & an outdated Mary Poppins sequel.

Dec 19-21: $91 million

*Dec 26-28: $58 million

36. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Biography, Drama, Music | Post-production

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen's legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert in 1985.

Directors: Dexter Fletcher, Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Aidan Gillen, Mike Myers, Lucy Boynton

Dec 26-28: $61 million

37. 2018

Drama | Announced

Designed to control Europes Banking system .. 2018 .. is a supercomputer. Bank details of 510 million account holders are at risk as a group of terrorists take over the system holding the European Union to ransom.

Director: Laurence Williams

Predicted Top 10 Films of 2018 (Domestic)

Han Solo film: $550 million

The Incredibles 2: $500 million

Avengers: Infinity War: $498 million

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: $478 million

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: $415 million

Deadpool 2: $403 million

Ready Player One: $402 million

Aquaman: $400 million

Venom: $397 million

Black Panther $368 million

For Movie Wars

BV: $1,348 million

Uni: $546 million

*WB: $524 million

Fox: $371 million

Sony: $367 million

Par: $78 million

MGM: $38 million

* I expect Aquaman to make more in 2019. But these predictions are for 2018 only. Also, there's an Untitled New Line horror film for Labor Day. It should win that weekend, but I need to see what it is first before I make my prediction.