Powered by Popcorn, we take a closer look at the week’s box office winners and losers. As your resident prognosticator, we’ll also share some of our predictions for the coming week.
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Like a raging fire, Thor: Ragnarok (93% Fresh, 7.5/10) swept across the box office and devoured its contenders for the second week straight. The film made another $2.5 million, bringing its total gross to $5.2 million and keeping it on track to overtake Spider-Man: Homecoming as the second highest-grossing film of the year.
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Our money was on A Bad Moms Christmas (32% Rotten, 4.4/10) to secure the runners-up spot, but we couldn’t say we were surprised to see My Little Pony: The Movie (46% Rotten, 5/10) coast to second place with $171,000.
The animated musical is based on the popular 2010 television series originally envisioned for young girls, but has since become something of an unexpected cult phenomenon among many adult males.
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Initially pegged as a reinvention of the saga, Jigsaw (31% Rotten, 4.5/10), the eighth chapter of the Saw horror franchise, opened to a lowly $162,000 and is now the lowest-grossing instalment in the US. It may be one of the most lucrative film series of all time, but the time is nigh to finally retire Billy the puppet.
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It’s the same ol’ story – Thor: Ragnarok will claim the top spot for the third consecutive week, although we do expect to see a very strong performance from Ah Boys To Men 4. Directed by Jack Neo, the fourth addition to the franchise sees the return of the endearing army boys as they are called back for in-camp training.
Other new releases include biopic Victoria & Abdul, supernatural drama A Ghost Story, and George Clooney's comedy crime Suburbicon.
*All numbers are in estimates.
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