Damien Chazelle’s period drama ‘Babylon’ is set to theatrical debut this Friday. Even though it’s Christmas time—the golden time to release movies— it doesn’t look good for ‘Babylon‘ in terms of the box office. At the beginning of the year, ‘Babylon’ was considered an exceptional film, but now, it looks disappointing; neither the immense buzz of the film nor the reviews are in favor. It was not so less that ‘Babylon’ will compete with films like ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and ‘Puss in Boots 2‘ at the box office, and it is easy to understand what will be the consequences.
Babylon Movie Box Office Prediction
Nothing is good from the box office point of view, and now even the production and experts do not have much hope for the film, which comes with a massive cast of Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. As per reports, critics and experts expect ‘Babylon’ to gross $6-8 million in over 3300 theaters on its opening weekend in North America, which is a much worse and disappointing debut for production, which spent a decent amount to produce the film.
As per California Film Commission, makers spent around $110 million to produce the film, and leaving the break-even aside, due to the lack of buzz and being an R-rated film, collecting only $100 million over a lifetime run is currently impossible for ‘Babylon’. The lifetime gross expectations from ‘Babylon’ are at $20-35 million and $50-60 million globally, which means ‘Babylon’ is going to be a box office disaster and a total loss for makers and distributors.
There’s no doubt that ‘Babylon’ is set to be a box office loss, but this will not make much difference to Paramount as the year 2022 has been very good, thanks to ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘Sonic 2’, ‘The Lost City’‘, ‘Scream 5’, and ‘Smile’.