Weekend Box Office: EVERYbody underwhelms; “Predator,” “Favor,” “White Boy” and “Unbroken” founder

box2Might’ve had a little to do with Hurricane Florence worrying film fans from Va to Ga.

Maybe not.

But the projected $29 million opening for “The Predator” reboot at the hands of Shane Black was a $24 million bust.

“A Simple Favor” should have earned $18, didn’t clear $16 by much.

“White Boy Rick” didn’t even reach $9 million.

And the widely distributed sequel “Unbroken: The Billy Graham Crusade Years” didn’t do half of the $5 million it was slated to take in.

Only “The Nun” matched expectations, $18 million on its second weekend of release — on the button.

“The Children Act” had decent pre-screen numbers (it’s on Direct TV too).

“Science Fair” did quite well on its single screen, still not enough to warrant wider release.

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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