CATEGORIES Action, Documentary, Drama, Thrillers, Box Office, Box Office Predictions, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box Office17 Again marks Zac Efron's second number one opening in six months. The Russell Crowe thriller State of Play took a respectable second place with Crank: High Voltage taking sixth place with only $6.9 million. Here's the top five:
1. 17 Again: $23.7 million
2. State of Play: $14 million
3. Hannah Montana The Movie: $13.4 million
4. Monsters Vs. Aliens: $13.2 million
5. Fast and Furious: $11.7 million
Four new releases this week:
What's It All About: A 99 minute tour of life on Earth edited down from a 12-hour TV mini-series. This one releases today to commemorate Earth Day.
Why It Might Do Well: Dude, check out the baby polar bears! Also Rottentomatoes.com is giving it an 83% Fresh rating.
Why It Might Not Do Well: It's a smaller release and much of the footage has already played on TV
Number of Theaters: 1,800
Prediction: $8 million.
What's It All About: A morose-looking small town boy comes to the big city and finds he has a talent for competitive bare-knuckle brawling.
Why It Might Do Well: I suppose anything is possible.
Why It Might Not Do Well: The overly complicated title may confuse some.
Number of Theaters: 2,100
Prediction: $7 million
What's It All About: A successful asset manager played by Idris Elba has it all going for him until a demented temp (Ali Larter) starts stalking him. Beyonce Knowles also stars.
Why It Might Do Well: This one has a Fatal Attraction vibe which may serve it well.
Why It Might Not Do Well: While she's undeniably gorgeous, Beyonce has never impressed me as an actress.
Number of Theaters: 2,400
Prediction: $17 million
What's It All About: In this film based on true events Jaime Foxx plays a Julliard trained cellist whose schizophrenia leads to him living on the streets, while Robert Downey Jr. plays the journalist who befriends him.
Why It Might Do Well: There's no denying the star power here.
Why It Might Not Do Well: In a week where every other release has a one word title, The Soloist dares to use two. That can only count against it.
Number of Theaters: 1,800
Prediction: $12 million
Here's how I think next week's top five will be shaping up:
2. 17 Again
3. The Soloist
Crank: High Voltage was the one that tripped most of us up last week as most of us thought it would be top five material. While his or her sense of direction may be impaired during inclement weather, regular participant lostinafog showed us all the way and racked up a perfect score. Way to go, fog-meister. Here's how we all did:
1. lostinafog: 16
2. Rafael: 13
2. VP: 13
3. Zack: 12
4. Matt: 11
4. Zach H.: 11
4. Ray: 11
4. Kitt: 11
4. Greg: 11
4. Mike23: 11
5. English Gavz: 9
5. Vera: 9
6. Sandra: 8
6. cough: 8
7. WJDR: 7
8. greatone: 5
8. Jebel72: 5
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.