1. G-Force: $31.7 million
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: $29.5 million
3. The Ugly Truth: $27.6 million
4. Orphan: $12.9 million
5. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: $8.4 million
Three more new ones this week with laughs for younger and older audiences, and one designed to make you rethink your parenting options.
Aliens in the Attic
What's It All About: An adventure comedy about a group of kids fighting off hostile but diminutive aliens while staying at their family's Summer home.
Why It Might Do Well: Doris Roberts in a Matrix style kung fu battle? Does that conjure an image or what?
Why It Might Not Do Well: The trailer makes this seem like an uninspired made-for-Disney-Channel production.
Number of Theaters: 3,100
Prediction: $11 million
What's It All About: In this comedy Adam Sandler plays a successful stand-up comic who, when he learns he is dying, tries to forge a friendship with an up and coming comedian played by Seth Rogen.
Why It Might Do Well: This is the latest from Judd Apatow who directed Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin and as of right now it's got an 82% at Rottentomatoes.com.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Sandler has had his share of bad films.
Number of Theaters: 3,000
Prediction: $38 million
What's It All About: In this horror flick from the people behind several Saw sequels a down on his luck handyman and ex-con breaks into his employer's house only to find that someone much worse is already there.
Why It Might Do Well: The Saw films still pull them in every Halloween so that association may bring an audience to The Collector.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Relatively small release and very little advertising is going to keep this one out of the top five.
Number of Theaters: 1,500
Prediction: $8 million
I don't think G-Force will have what it takes to hold onto the top spot, especially with Apatow's track record. Here's my prediction.
1. Funny People
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
4. The Ugly Truth
5. Aliens in the Attic
Nearly all of us thought Harry Potter would hang onto the top spot, so no perfect scores this week. TheCritic28 gets this week's "huzzah!" for giving the rest of us a sound thrashing. Here's how we all did:
1. TheCritic28: 12
2. Matt: 11
2. zimka: 11
2. Vera: 11
2. Brandon: 11
3. viewdrix: 9
4. WJDR: 8
4. patronofchaos: 8
5. English Gavz: 7
6. VP: 6
6. Ray: 6
7. Master X: 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.