CATEGORIES Action, Animation, Comedy, Family Films, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Box Office Predictions, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeI knew Fast and Furious was going to be number one, but holy jeez, who expected this? Adventureland missed the top five entirely, pulling in only $5.7 million. Here's the top five:
1. Fast and Furious: $70.9 million
2. Monsters Vs. Aliens: $32.6 million
3. The Haunting in Connecticut: $9.5 million
4. Knowing: $8.2 million
5. I Love You, Man: $7.7 million
We've got three new ones this week, combining fantasy kung foolery, a teen pop phenomenon and raunchy comedy.
What's It All About: Adaptation of the long running manga and anime about Earth's champion Goku and his battle against an invading race of aliens.
Why It Might Do Well: This movie speaks to the young male geek better than any other new film this week.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Young male geeks, however, know what they want and I'm not hearing any kind of excitement from the manga/anime fans. Combine with some unappealing trailers and you've got a film destined for fifth place.
Number of Theaters: 2,100
Prediction: $9 million
Hannah Montana The Movie
What's It All About: You haven't heard of this kid? Seriously? This adaptation of the hit Disney Channel series sees the young pop star visiting the family farm to get away from the limelight and to get a dose of reality.
Why It Might Do Well: The Hannah Montana concert movie from 2008 racked in $65 million on only 687 screens.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Teenage boys won't be caught dead at this one.
Number of Theaters: 3,000
Prediction: $41 million
Observe and Report
What's It All About: Move over Paul Blart, there's a new mall cop in town. Seth Rogen stars in this comedy about a mall security guard with dreams of becoming a real cop. His skills are put to the test when his turf is invaded by a flasher, giving him a chance to prove himself and garner the attention of the hot makeup counter clerk played by Anna Faris
Why It Might Do Well: Seth Rogen is pretty awesome.
Why It Might Not Do Well: 59% at Rottentomatoes.com has me a bit worried.
Number of Theaters: 2,500
Prediction: $20 million
Hannah Montana seems like a sure bet for number one, but with the strong numbers Fast and Furious pulled in last week, might it still have a chance at number one? Here's my prediction:
1. Hannah Montana The Movie
2. Fast and Furious
3. Monsters Vs. Aliens
4. Observe and Report
5. Dragonball Evolution
Way to go Vera! She was the only one to get a perfect score, with Adventureland being the one that tripped most of us up. Here's how we all did:
1. Vera: 16
2. Matt: 13
2. hitesh choudhary: 13
2. Buzzman: 13
3. Zach H.: 12
4. greatone: 11
5. PT: 9
6. WJDR: 6
6. Julio: 6
6. Greg: 6
6. Zack: 6
7. English Gavz: 4
7. Schu: 4
7. Ray: 4
7. lostinafog: 4
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.