1. Race to Witch Mountain: $25 million
2. Watchmen: $18 million
3. The Last House on the Left: $14.6 million
4. Taken: $6.6 million
5. Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail: $5.1 million
Three new ones this week providing a combination of laughs, thrills and romance.
What's It All About: Julia Roberts and Clive Owen are former intelligence operatives (CIA and MI6 respectively) who have traded in their cloaks and daggers for the world of corporate espionage. The two join forces to swindle their respective companies out of a product that will mean a fortune for whoever patents it first.
Why It Might Do Well: The two leads are the big attraction here.
Why It Might Not Do Well: The 60% rating at Rottentomatoes.com is still considered "fresh" but underwhelming.
Number of Theaters: 2,400
Prediction: $19 million
I Love You, Man
What's It All About: Paul Rudd plays a man about to marry the woman of his dreams, but with no guy friends to serve as best man, he sets up a series of man dates to court a new best friend. Jason Segel plays a personable yet possibly psychotic man who quickly becomes Rudd's BFF.
Why It Might Do Well: Both of these guys have made me laugh a lot in recent years, and the Tomatometer is up to 77%.
Why It Might Not Do Well: I think this one is pretty safe actually.
Number of Theaters: 2,500
Prediction: $22 million
What's It All About: Nicolas Cage plays a professor who learns that a series of seemingly random numbers found in a time capsule have successfully predicted every major disaster for the last fifty years. What's even more chilling, though, is that the numbers appear to predict a global calamity of some kind.
Why It Might Do Well: Who doesn't love a good end of the world movie? Besides this is getting the widest release of the week.
Why It Might Not Do Well: After the godawful Ghost Rider I'm leery of anything Cage does.
Number of Theaters: 3,000
Prediction: $24 million
Next week's top five should look a little like this.
2. I Love You, Man
4. Race to Witch Mountain
Our long national nightmare is finally over with four of us pulling off perfect predictions last week. Congrats to Greg, Alex Focker and hitesh choudhary. Here's how we all did:
1. Matt: 16
1. Greg: 16
1. Alex Focker: 16
1. hitesh choudhary: 16
2. Zack: 13
2. Julio: 13
2. Zach H: 13
2. Buzzman: 12
2. WJDR: 12
2. CMWilliams: 12
2. greatone: 12
3. Ray: 11
3. English Gavz: 11
4. PT: 10
5. Laura: 8
5. Jessica Dillon: 8
6. Kyle s: 7
6. kinsley ume: 7
6. Jennie: 7
7. lostinafog: 6
7. David Musto: 6
Post your predictions for the top five movies in the comments section below before 5:00PM Eastern Time on Friday. One point for every top five movie correctly named, two points for every correct placement, and one extra point for the top movie.