CATEGORIES Animation, Comedy, Horror, Box Office Predictions, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeLast week's new releases took a pummeling from the holdovers from the previous weeks. None of last week's newbies did better than third, with Mike Judge's new comedy Extract landing way back in ninth place. Here's the top five:
1. The Final Destination: $15.3 million
2. Inglourious Basterds: $14.9 million
3. All About Steve: $14 million
4. Gamer: $11.2 million
5. District 9: $9.1 million
Four new ones this week.
What's It All About: Animated feature based on director Shane Acker's short film of the same name. In a post-apocalyptic future where humanity seemingly no longer exists, a group of rag doll-like creatures band together to survive the onslaught of machines intent on their destruction.
Why It Might Do Well: Based on the trailer this looks like an imaginative and beautifully designed film and it doesn't hurt that one of the producers is Tim Burton.
Why It Might Not Do Well: 59% at Rottentomatoes.com is a little discouraging.
Number of Theaters: 1,638
Prediction: $9 million
What's It All About: A crazed killer is messily dispatching college students who were responsible for the death of a schoolmate.
Why It Might Do Well: Maybe the folks who went to see Halloween 2 are still in the mood for some slice 'em dice 'em action.
Why It Might Not Do Well: No star power and a story that looks even less original than most slasher films.
Number of Theaters: 2,500
Prediction: $8 million
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself
What's It All About: Madea, Tyler Perry's grandma with an attitude character, catches three youngsters robbing her and turns them over to their only living relative, an aunt who has trouble just taking care of herself.
Why It Might Do Well: Perry's films always seem to find their audience.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Cross dressing for laughs? Really?
Number of Theaters: 2,100
Prediction: $26 million
What's It All About: A U.S. Marshall must solve a grisly murder at an Antarctic research station before the sun sets and brings on 24 weeks of darkness.
Why It Might Do Well: Kate Beckinsale plays the Marshall with a deadline.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Take 30 Days of Night, throw in The Thing and remove the sci-fi and supernatural elements and I suspect you would have something similar to Whiteout.
Number of Theaters: 2,700
Prediction: $8 million
1. I Can Do Bad All By Myself
3. Sorority Row
5. Inglourious Basterds
It was a tough one last week. Most of us didn't expect the holdovers from the previous week to outdo last week's new releases. Kudos to Vera for taking the high score. Here's how we all did.
1. Vera: 12
2. on8een: 9
3. Clark: 7
3. TheCritic28: 7
3. greatone: 7
3. Sebastian: 7
3. ben_wasden: 7
4. WJDR: 6
4. Wilson: 6
4. Ray: 6
4. David Musto: 6
5. Alex Farquharson: 4
5. Jon: 4
5. Brandon: 4
5. Garrett: 4
5. dr_endless: 4
5. Matt: 4
5. NP: 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.