1. The Final Destination: $27.4 million
2. Inglourious Basterds: $19.3 million
3. Halloween II: $16.3 million
4. District 9: $10.3 million
5. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: $7.7 million
Three new releases this week, two looking for laughs and another providing futuristic thrills.
All About Steve
What's It All About: Sandra Bullock stars as a love-struck crossword puzzle designer who falls obsessively in love with with a news camera man played by Bradley Cooper.
Why It Might Do Well: The film gets points for having Thomas Haden Church in the cast.
Why It Might Not Do Well: I'm sorry, but this looks just dreadful.
Number of Theaters: 2,000
Prediction: $12 million
What's It All About: Jason Bateman plays the owner of a flower extract plant whose life begins going to hell when an injured employee sues the company.
Why It Might Do Well: Mike Judge of Beavis and Butthead and Office Space is behind the camera. Bateman is joined by Ben Affleck (who still rocks despite some career killing over exposure) and the lovely Mila Kunis.
Why It Might Not Do Well: People seem to either love or hate Judge's Idiocracy. Might this new film have the same polarizing effect?
Number of Theaters: 1,600
Prediction: $8 million
What's It All About: In the not too distant future prison inmates are used as mind-controlled avatars in a first person shooter game.
Why It Might Do Well: Michael C. Hall of the TV show Dexter plays the sinister millionaire behind the game.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Reminds me a bit of the mediocre Schwarzenegger vehicle The Running Man.
Number of Theaters: 2,300
Prediction: $21 million
Here's how I see it going next week:
2. All About Steve
3. The Final Destination
4. Inglourious Basterds
5. Halloween 2
Three perfect scores to lead the pack this week. Congrats to zimka, Gregory Rubinstein and the unpronounceable on8een. Here's how we all did:
1. zimka: 16
1. Gregory Rubinstein: 16
1. on8een: 16
2. Matt: 12
2. Brandon: 12
3. Ray: 11
3. Vera: 11
3. Jon: 11
4. VP: 10
5. ben_wasden: 9
5. NP: 9
5. greatone: 9
5. Master X: 9
6. WJDR: 6
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.