The numbers are in! Lucy has topped the box office this weekend, bringing in a total of $44 million in ticket sales. The film far exceeded my estimate here at 5 Minute Movie Guy, reeling in more than double my best guess. Meanwhile Hercules fell just short of $30 million, coming in second place with a total gross of $29 million. That's not too bad, although the vast majority of our voters expected Hercules to easily conquer the box office this weekend, but instead it got quite a beating at the hands of Lucy, our first Movie Kombat winner! Thanks for playing. I hope you enjoyed this feature and are looking forward to the next match-up!
Welcome to the first round of 5 Minute Movie Guy's Movie Kombat!
Movie Kombat will be a regular feature where two or more movies will be going head-to-head at the box office and you get to participate by predicting which one of them will come out on top with the highest weekend gross. All you need to do is vote in the poll at the bottom of the page to choose your selection.
This week's match-up is between Hercules starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson. Hercules is a fantasy action-adventure directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Red Dragon) that features Hercules, the half-human, half-God son of Zeus, who has become a mercenary warrior. Lucy is a sci-fi action-thriller directed by Luc Besson (Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element) about a woman who is surgically implanted with a drug for transport that unintentionally leaks into her bloodstream, causing her brain capacity to reach 100%, giving her superhuman powers. Which movie will win? Cast your vote!
Want to raise the stakes a little bit? Leave a comment below announcing which movie you think will win this week's Movie Kombat and also just how much money you predict it will win by. While I'm not an analyst, I think I'm pretty good at estimating box office results. I'm going to guess that Hercules will make $30 million, and Lucy will make $16 million. I'll be sure to update with the final results. Thanks for playing!