Weekend box office predictions put Bob Marley: One Love on top again for the second week in a row. Documenting the life and work of titular reggae star Bob Marley, Bob Marley: One Love stars Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, Tosin Cole, and James Norton. The movie was released on Valentine’s Day and broke a box office record for the highest Valentine’s Day sales.

Per Variety, the expectation is that Bob Marley: One Love will top the box office once again this weekend. In its second weekend, the film is expected to take in about $12 million or $14 million. Upcoming releases Drive-Away Dolls and Ordinary Angels are both seeing projections in the single-digit millions. Overall, the weekend is expected to be another low-grosser for February.

The 2024 Box Office Should Be Revitalized Soon

The 2024 box office has faced a tough February so far, with two different weekends being record lows as compared with pre-COVID numbers. President’s Day weekend was particularly tough, becoming one of the worst in modern film history. Part of what has made the February box office look so bad is the dismal performance of two high-profile films, Argylle and Madame Web.

Despite being made on an estimated $200 million budget, Argylle has made only $78.3 million worldwide.

Grossing over $83 million worldwide so farBob Marley: One Love has done some work to help resuscitate the 2024 box office. Soon, however, theaters are expected to get an even bigger push upon the release of Dune: Part Two come Friday, March 1. Opening in IMAX and general release, Dune: Part Two is likely to do exceedingly well at the box office, leading to the first big blockbuster of 2024. The first Dune made $433.7 million, and with the three-year wait for the next film, Dune: Part Two could be even bigger.

There is the possibility still that Dune: Part Two underperforms expectations. Unlike Madame Web and Argylle, which critics hated, Dune: Part Two has the advantage of positive early reception, as the film’s premieres have granted it a 97% Rotten Tomatoes score so far. Hopefully, this positive press will allow Dune: Part Two to become the box office revitalization tool that theaters need this quarter after the initial boost of Bob Marley: One Love

Bob Marley One Love Movie Poster

Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, Bob Marley: One Love is a biographical music-drama that explores the life of Bob Marley, as portrayed by Kingsley Ben-Adir. The film highlights the ups and downs of Marley’s life and career until his untimely death in 1981.