#4 – Bad Santa 2
Coming in fourth should be Bad Santa 2 (read our review), the sequel to the holiday cult classic Bad Santa. The original was a solid performer at the box office, earning $60 million domestically in its run. While its fan base will be excited to see Billy Bob Thornton in the red suit again, the 13-year gap between installments may have killed any demand casual viewers had for the project. Couple that with the fact the critical response was decidedly less than stellar and there’s stiff competition, Bad Santa 2 will be hard-pressed to replicate its predecessor’s success. Projections have it set for in the mid-teens over the holiday window.
#5 – Doctor Strange
Rounding out the top five should be Doctor Strange (read our review), which came in second last week with $17.7 million. Marvel’s latest has proven to be another big hit for the franchise, but business is definitely about to decline now. Fantastic Beasts and Moana are set to be the top earners over Thanksgiving.
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