Predict this weekend’s box office: Cry Macho vs. Shang-Chi


From now on at Gold Derby, you can predict which movies will win the # 1 through # 5 spots at the U.S. box office for this weekend, September 17-19. You can also predict how much money the highest-grossing weekend movie will accumulate. Hurry up and make your first predictions – it’s fun and easy! Each week, the eligible user with the highest prediction accuracy will earn a $ 100 Amazon gift card, eternal bragging rights, and a spot in our 2021 box office leaderboard.

The opening this week is Clint eastwoodthe latest Oscar nominee, “Cry Macho” (watch the trailer). At 91, Eastwood directs and stars in the Warner Bros. Picture of a stranded rodeo cowboy trying to help his former boss (played by Dwight Yoakam) get her son out of trouble in Mexico. The film is based on the 1975 novel “Cry Macho” by N. Richard Nash. Three of Eastwood’s recent achievements as a director have earned him Oscar nominations: “Richard Jewell” (2019), “Sully” (2016) and “American Sniper” (2014).

Eastwood’s biggest box office hurdle is of course “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (dir. Destiny Daniel Cretton). The Marvel and Disney comic book film topped the domestic box office on two weekends in a row, with a cumulative total of $ 145 million. Simu liu plays the role of the martial artist who was trained by his father to be an assassin, but who later left the Ten Rings organization and now resides in San Francisco. Awkwafina plays Shang-Chi’s friend Katy Bashir, who has no idea of ​​her troubled history.

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“The eyes of Tammy Faye” (dir. Michael showalter) also enters the ring on Friday, with Jessica chastain play the role of the titular televangelist and Andrew Garfield representing her husband, Jim Bakker.

Other money generators to consider this past weekend included “Free Guy” (dir. Shawn levy), “Smart” (dir. James wan), “Candyman” (dir. Nia DaCosta), “Jungle Cruise” (dir. Jaume Collet Serra) and “PAW Patrol: The Film” (dir. Cal Brunker).

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