This weekend Power Rangers will finally hit theaters to delight and/or worry of fans who grew up with the franchise. However, the reboot of the popular series will have to face off against box office juggernaut Beauty and the Beast, which opened to an outstanding $174.8 million. With Sony’ science-fiction thriller Life also being released, The Hollywood Reporter writes that Beauty and the Beast is projected to remain the number one film at the box office this weekend.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beauty and the Beast could earn $80 million or more during it’s second weekend.
With Power Rangers projected to earn between $30 million and $40 million at the domestic box office, Beauty and the Beast will likely retain it’s position as the number one film at the box office.
The Hollywood Reporter writes:
Lionsgate insiders say that would be a fine start for the film, in line with such titles as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Maze Runner.
Power Rangers must have a lasting run at the box office in order to surpass it’s reported $100 million budget.
Sony’s Life, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson, is projected to earn between $15 million and $20 million.
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Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discoverer they are the only ones who save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Directed by Dean Israelite, the film stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks and Bill Hader.
Power Rangers will be released in theaters on March 24, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter