1. Superbad: $18 million
And here are this weekend's new contenders:
Balls of Fury
What's It All About: Comedy about a former ping pong champion who is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the underground world of extreme ping-pong and avenge the murder of his father.
Why It Might Do Well: Christopher Walken plays the villainous Feng, so I suppose it's possible he could provide this film with all the cowbell it needs.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Have you seen the trailer?
Number of Theaters: 2,800
Prediction: $12.5 million
What's It All About: Kevin Bacon goes all Death Wishy when his son is murdered by members of a gang. He vows to track down and dispatch everyone involved, in this thriller from James Wan director of Saw.
Why It Might Do Well: Audiences will probably find the righteous revenge angle satisfying, and despite my personal dislike of the Saw series, Wan and his associates continue to crank out marketable product.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Misconception that Death Sentence is a documentary about the decline of English grammar.
Number of Theaters: 1,900
Prediction: $10 million
What's It All About: Rob Zombie retells John Carpenter's classic horror flick about Michael Myers (the killing machine, not the Austin Powers guy).
Why It Might Do Well: The Halloween films have their own built in cult following, and even in the mainstream media Halloween is a recognizable brand.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Audiences weren't loving Hostel: Part II or Captivity, so this may not be the right time for horror.
Number of Theaters: 3,300
Prediction: $28 million
I suspect this coming weekend will look a little like this:
2. Balls of Fury
4. The Bourne Ultimatum
5. Rush Hour 3
And here's the results of last week's competition:
Here's how the competition works:
Please post your prediction in the comments section below before 5:00PM on Saturday. One point for every top five movie correctly named, two points for every correct placement, and one extra point for the top movie.