1. Fools Gold $21.5 million
We've got four new releases this week, with me personally looking forward to Jumper the most.
What's It All About: Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin star in a story about a man recounting how he came to meet his daughter's mother.
Why It Might Do Well: Breslin is cute as a button and she was great in Little Miss Sunshine. With the world basking in the glow of Valentine's Day, a romantic comedy stands a pretty good chance. Besides, rottentomatoes.com is giving this one an encouraging 83% fresh rating.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Have you no heart, people? I said she's cute.
Number of Theaters: 2,200
Prediction: $11 million
What's It All About: Hayden Christensen plays a young man with the power to teleport and he finds himself hunted by a society sworn to kill people with his abilitiy. Samuel L. Jackson is in there too.
Why It Might Do Well: The trailers look cool, and a film about super human powers starring two former Jedi Knights seems like a natural. I think this will be our number one movie.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Film goers looking for a fantasy fix may opt for The Spiderwick Chronicles instead.
Number of Theaters: 3,350
Prediction: $29 million
The Spiderwick Chronicles
What's It All About: A family moves into their uncle's old mansion, and find themselves drawn into a world of faeries and other magical creatures.
Why It Might Do Well: This one looks tailor-made for the legions of Harry Potter fans who can't wait for the next installment of that series, and Spiderwick has its own fans having been based on a series of novels. Also, an 88% fresh rating at rottentomatoes.com is nothing to sneeze at (unless, of course, you're allergic to tomatoes).
Why It Might Not Do Well: Spiders give a lot of people the willies.
Number of Theaters: 3,500
Prediction: $23 million
Step Up 2 the Streets
What's It All About: A rebellious street dancer finds herself at the prestigious Maryland School For the Arts, but keeps in touch with her roots by training for an underground dance competition.
Why It Might Do Well: The first installment in the series had a $20.6 million opening weekend and went on to gross $114 million worldwide. Not bad for a movie that cost $12 million to make.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Jumper and Spiderwick both have strong youth appeal and may cut into the take for this one.
Number of Theaters: 2,300
Prediction: $17 million
Here's how I think next week's top five will look:
2. The Spiderwick Chronicles
3. Step Up 2 The Streets
4. Fool's Gold
5. Definitely Maybe
1. uforeader: 11
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