Weekend Box Office: “Son of God” To topple “Lego,” maybe even Liam

My personal gauge of how a movie will do over a given weekend is the blog traffic on my review of said film.

By that standard, “Son of God” should open big. Not huge, but big.

And looking to Box Office Mojo for a prediction, I see that confirmed — $27-29 million. Really? I see that as a bit high, considering the film is a clipped together summation of the New Testament stuff from “The Bible,” the cable TV series. They’ve sold DVDs from it and everything. Not that much of the film is new material. But Mr. Mojo is saying Big Big Big opening, with “Non-Stop” hitting low to mid $20s.

How about Box Office Guru? He’s saying $24 million or so, not enough to best “Non-Stop.”

Liam is box office now? May be. Alls I’m saying is readers are flocking to reviews of “Son of God” at a 20-1 rate over “Non-Stop.” Seriously.

Both major prognosticators are saying “Lego Movie” will drop to $19-20 million this weekend.

None of the movies opening this weekend have the benefit of good reviews to help them cross the finish line. I found “Son of God” moving enough, and Liam is worth the price of admission for “Non-Stop,” much as Costner is for “3 Days to Kill.”

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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