1. Resident Evil: Extinction: $24 million.
2. Good Luck Chuck: $14 million.
3. The Brave One: $7.4 million.
4. 3:10 to Yuma: $6.35 million.
5. Eastern Promises: $5.7 million.
This coming weekend oddly enough brings us three films whose stars all saw their early successes on TV, including Easy Reader from The Electric Company, a professional wrestler, and a cast member from In Living Color.
The Feast of Love
What's It All About: In what is described as a modern take on A Midsummer Night's Dream, Morgan Freeman plays a man who witnesses the effects love has on several small town residents.
Why It Might Do Well: The trailer has a great deal of appeal, hitting funny and romantic notes with equal skill.
Why It Might Not Do Well: A relatively small release will keep this one out of the top five, but it should do reasonably well and ultimately find its audience on DVD.
Number of Theaters: 1,200
Prediction: $4.5 million
The Game Plan
What's It All About: An NFL star played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson suddenly finds himself caring for a seven-year-old daughter he never knew he had.
Why It Might Do Well: There aren't a lot of family friendly comedies in theaters just now, so this one may find its niche.
Why It Might Not Do Well: The plot is nothing new, and based on the trailer Johnson doesn't look entirely comfortable in the role.
Number of Theaters: 2,800
Prediction: $14 million
What's It All About: FBI agents investigate an attack on U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia.
Why It Might Do Well: Jamie Foxx leads a strong cast that also includes Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman. I'm betting this will be the big money maker this week.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Given the current situation in the Middle East, this may hit too close to home for some.
Number of Theaters: 2,700
Prediction: $22 million
I've got a feeling that next week's results will look something like this:
1. The Kingdom
2. The Game Plan
3. Resident Evil: Extinction
4. Good Luck Chuck
5. The Brave One
No perfect scores last week, but Porcalina and Josh took top honors. Nice going guys. Here's how everyone did:
1. Porcalina: 13
1. Josh: 13
2. Bubba8193: 12
3. Matt: 11
3. Mario: 11
3. Dave: 11
4. Anna07: 10
4. Ray: 10
4. Chris: 10
4. Max: 10
5. ABIRD006: 9
5. Gregory Rubinstein: 9
6. MikeJM79: 8
6. Marshall: 8
7. Gina: 7
8. Peter: 6
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.