Bold Box Office Predictions: Labor Day Weekend

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Notable Openings This Weekend: Closed Circuit, Getaway, One Direction: This Is Us

As per usual, the last weekend of the summer usually coincides with Labor Day Weekend, otherwise known as “Hollywood Doesn’t Care.” But as the summer winds down, one “significant” movie managed to sneak in this weekend and I’m sure it will win the day.

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I’ve never heard a single note of a One Direction song. Seriously, I have no clue what they are, but I guess they are in the vein of Justin Bieber or Jonas Brothers. I don’t know, whatever. I’m sure their movie will do well, now leave me alone.

Then we have Getaway, some Ethan Hawke/Selena Gomez car movie that was barely advertised and nobody cares about. There’s also some random thriller, Closed Circuit, that nobody will see.

How Will It All Break Down…

Lamest. Box Office. Ever. One Direction wins, Lee Daniels’ The Butler and We’re The Millers finish 2 & 3 by default. One quick note, these predictions are based on Monday as well for the long weekend.

TOP 5 BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS

1. One Direction: This Is Us — $27.5 Million
2. Lee Daniels’ The Butler — $12 Million
3. We’re The Millers — $9.5 Million
4. Getaway — $7 Million
5. The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones — $5 Million

Daniel Cohen is the hard-boiled Film Editor for the Pop Break. Besides reviews, Daniel writes box office predictions, Gotham reviews and Oscar coverage. He can also be found on the Breakcast. If Daniel was sprayed by Scarecrow's fear toxin, it would be watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on a non-stop loop.