CATEGORIES Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Box Office Predictions, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeLast week's only new release Angels & Demons took top honors, but without the controversy enjoyed by The Da Vinci Code the numbers weren't nearly as stellar. Star Trek held out well in its second week, making only $3 million less than the number one flick. Here's the top five:
1. Angels & Demons: $46.2 million
2. Star Trek: $43 million
3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine: $14.7 million
4. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past: $6.6 million
5. Obsessed: $4.5 million
Heading into the Memorial Day weekend we've got two comedies and one kick ass looking science fiction actioner.
Terminator: Salvation (Opening on Thursday)
What's It All About: This fourth film in the Terminator series takes place in the year 2018 and John Connor (Christian Bale) is leading the assault against the machines that want to exterminate humanity.
Why It Might Do Well: Bale's presence gives the series a strength it hasn't had since the departure of Linda Hamilton.
Why It Might Not Do Well: It's scoring a very disappointing 32% at Rottentomatoes.com.
Number of Theaters: 3,500
Prediction: $78 million
Night of the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
What's It All About: Ben Stiller returns as the night watchman who keeps running into living museum exhibits. This time he's sneaking into The Smithsonian to rescue two living museum pieces that have been shipped there accidentally.
Why It Might Do Well: The first film made $250 million.
Why It Might Not Do Well: 44% at Rottentomatoes.com doesn't impress.
Number of Theaters: 4,000
Prediction: $60 million
What's It All About: A streetwise young man and the new girl in town join forces for a dance competition in this parody of dance films.
Why It Might Do Well: The Wayans brothers are continuing the family tradition that began with the Scary Movie franchise. These parody flicks always manage to do a reasonable amount of business.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Like most movies in this genre it looks unbearable. Is it too much to hope that this particular trend is nearing the finish line?
Number of Theaters: 2,300
Prediction: $11 million
Terminator: Salvation is, of course, a hotly anticipated film, but Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian has a 500 theater advantage and is the sequel to a successful film. Here's how I think the top five will play out.
1. Terminator: Salvation
2. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
3. Star Trek
4. Angels & Demons
5. Dance Flick
I think this is the highest class average we've had in some time with 11 of us pulling in perfect scores. Way to go, box office peeps! Here's how we all did.
1. cough: 16
1. Matt: 16
1. Billy Bob: 16
1. hitesh choudhary: 16
1. Robert O'Dell: 16
1. Ray: 16
1. zimka: 16
1. PT: 16
1. greatone: 16
1. Greg: 16
1. WJDR: 16
2. Mattieu: 13
2. Vera: 13
2. lostinafog: 13
2. Michael: 13
3. Alex Focker: 11
3. English Gavz: 11
3. filmsuki: 11
4. Rich: 7
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.