1. Saw IV: $32.1 million.
2. Dan in Real Life: $12.1 million.
3. 30 Days of Night: $6.7 million.
4. The Game Plan: $6.3 million.
5. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? $5.7 million
Looking for a new release this weekend? Well, here are your options:
What's It All About: Set in the 1970s, American Gangster stars Denzel Washington as a Harlem drug lord who smuggles heroin inside the bodies of U.S. soldiers killed in Vietnam, and Russel Crowe plays the maverick cop out to stop him.
Why It Might Do Well: Two high caliber stars, Ridley Scott at the helm and an 89% fresh rating over at Rottentomatoes.com suggest this one is going to pull in some serious coin.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Those of us who have recently suffered through the tedium that was We Own The Night know all too well how badly a period cop story can go wrong.
Number of Theaters: 3,000
Prediction: $31 million
What's It All About: Computer animated comedy starring the voices of Jerry Seinfeld and Renee Zellweger. Seinfeld plays Barry B. Benson, an idealistic young honey bee who decides to sue the human race for stealing his people's honey.
Why It Might Do Well: Promotion for this film started a looooonng time ago, so the word is definitely out there. Even nine years after his sitcom finished up, Seinfeld is still a recognizable and highly bankable star, and I think this will be this weekend's number one movie.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Only if actual bees are released in the theater.
Number of Theaters: 3,500
Prediction: $38 million
What's It All About: Based on a short story by David Gerrold (writer of the Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles"). John Cusack plays a widowed science fiction writer who adopts a young boy who claims to be from Mars, and events occur that make Cusack's character wonder if that might be true.
Why It Might Do Well: Cusack is da man.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Star power may not be enough, and this week's two other releases are heavy hitters. Martian Child may end up lost in space.
Number of Theaters: 2,000
Prediction: $8 million
And here's how I see things shaping up this coming weekend:
1. Bee Movie
2. American Gangster
3. Saw IV
4. Dan in Real Life
5. Martian Child
Don't forget, 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. GLORY AWAITS YOU!