CATEGORIES Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance, Box Office, Family Films, Box Office Predictions, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeFor the fifth time Tyler Perry scored a number one opener which was followed by the animated science fiction flick 9 in second place. Last week's other new releases, Sorority Row and Whiteout, missed the top five, landing in sixth and seventh place respectively. Here's the top five:
1. Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself: $23.4 million
2. 9: $10.7 million
3. Inglourious Basterds: $6.1 million
4. All About Steve: $5.6 million
5. The Final Destination: $5.5 million
Another four new releases this week:
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
What's It All About: In this animated feature a young inventor builds a machine that causes food to rain from the sky.
Why It Might Do Well: It's based on a beloved kid's book and presented in 3D. The presence of Bruce Campbell in the voice cast is icing on the cake.
Why It Might Not Do Well: People with food allergies may be leery of this one.
Number of Theaters: 3,000
Prediction: $32 million
What's It All About: A corporate whistle-blower thinks his cooperation with the FBI will make him a hero to the people, but it only serves to expose his own impropriety.
Why It Might Do Well: Steven Soderbergh, the director of Oceans 11 -13 is behind the camera, with Matt Damon adding star power in front of it. Also, Rottentomatoes.com gives it a 75% Fresh rating.
Why It Might Not Do Well: The mustache and glasses give Damon a kind of creepy uncle look.
Number of Theaters: 2,400
Prediction: $15 million
What's It All About: A high school cheerleader is demonically possessed and her friend must save everyone from her flesh eating ways.
Why It Might Do Well: Juno scriptwriter Diablo Cody penned this one and uber-hottie Megan Fox is the titular hell spawn.
Why It Might Not Do Well: 32% at Rottentomatoes.com is discouraging.
Number of Theaters: 2,500
Prediction: $14 million
What's It All About: Aaron Eckhardt plays a best- selling author and expert on the grieving process who falls in love with one of his readers played by Jennifer Aniston.
Why It Might Do Well: I honestly don't think it will.
Why It Might Not Do Well: I've learned the hard way to steer clear of Jennifer Aniston movies.
Number of Theaters: 1,800
Prediction: $7 million
Here's how I figure next week will turn out:
1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
2. The Informant
3. Jennifer's Body
4. I Can Do Bad All By Myself
5. Love Happens
Last week was a tough call with Sorority Row and Whiteout tanking so badly. Garrett showed us how it's done and took first place. Here's how we all did.
1. Garrett: 13
2. Gregory Rubinstein: 11
3. Jake D: 9
3. greatone: 9
4. Matt: 8
4. ConceptualTrap: 8
4. Clark: 8
4. Ray: 8
5. Vera: 6
5. Max: 6
5. lostinafog: 6
6. Alex Farquharson: 4
6. TheCritic28: 4
7. WJDR: 3
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.