Rings (aka The Ring 3) expected to take down Split this weekend!

Rings is the highly anticipated third installment of The Ring series. Based on the game changing 1998 Japanese horror film Ringu, the film was re-made in 2002 starring Naomi Watts, and spawned a sequel in 2005. Rings goes up against M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, which has dominated the top slot at the box office the last two weeks. While Split is a certifiable box office hit, something tells me the little girl in the well is coming for the title of number one.

1st place will be: Rings. The third sequel of the popular 2000’s horror series opens in 3,000 theatres. Rings has been heavily promoted, with images of the scary girl Samara with her long black hair crawling out of her well to wreak terror. The plot follows a very similar formula: If you watch the videotape of The Ring, you will die in seven days. But, this time, Rings is using modern technology, so people don’t have to watch a VHS tape in a seedy motel anymore, they can conveniently watch from their phones or tablets.

2nd place will be: Split. Already a hit having made $78 million in two weeks, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest horror film should have no problem sitting comfortably at number two. Shyamalan returns to form crafting a small scale thriller made for just $9 million. James McAvoy, in a phenomenal performance, plays a man with twenty-four distinct personalities. He kidnaps three girls and holds them captive, while they try to convince the nice personalities to let them free before the “monster” takes over.

3rd place will be: The Space Between Us. The sci-fi teen romance film debuts this weekend. The new film follows a young man named Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) who is the first person to be born on Mars. He travels to Earth and discovers this new world for the first time. With the help of a girl (Britt Robertson), he discovers who he is and how he got there.

4th place will be: A Dog’s Purpose. The controversial family friendly film brought in less than expected numbers last weekend due to a video leaked showing “animal cruelty” on set. An endearing premise follows a dog through several lifetimes. He gets re-incarnated into different breeds and lives with various owners. Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton star.

5th place will be: Hidden Figures. An award-winning hit, Hidden Figures has continued to dominate the top five during the winter season. Nominated for three Oscars including Best Picture, the film follows three African-American female mathematicians who work for NASA (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae). They help solve the equations it takes to send the first man into space. Kevin Costner and Kirsten Dunst costar.

Rounding out the top ten should find: 6th place: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Milla Jovovich), 7th place: La La Land (Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone), 8th place: XXX: The Return of Xander Cage (Vin Diesel), 9th place: animated jukebox musical Sing, and in 10th place: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Those are our predictions for this weekend’s box office. What are you most excited to see? Tell us in the comments below!

Here is the trailer for Rings: