CATEGORIES Action, Drama, Music & Musicals, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Box Office Predictions, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box Office3D animation was the way to go this weekend, with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs taking a wide lead over the three other new releases. Tyler Perry's latest flick surrendered the number one spot but still managed to hang on to third place. Here's the top five:
1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: $30.3 million
2. The Informant!: $10.4 million
3. Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself: $9.8 million
4. Love Happens: $8 million
5. Jennifer's Body: $6.9 million
Three new releases this week, including a teen dance flick and two -- count 'em, two -- science fiction movies.
What's It All About: Remake of the 1980 classic about a group of young people attending a high school for the performing arts.
Why It Might Do Well: This will appeal to a younger crowd that has probably never seen the original, so for them at least it won't carry the stigma of a remake.
Why It Might Not Do Well: The Fame TV series got pretty dopey in the later seasons and I might not be the only one who remembers that.
Number of Theaters: 3,000
Prediction: $22 million
What's It All About: Two astronauts awaken from hyper-sleep on a ship in deep space with no memory of who they are or what their mission is.
Why It Might Do Well: Looks like a good rollicking creep-fest set in space.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Might two science fiction movies in one week be pushing it?
Number of Theaters: 2,400
Prediction: $9 million
What's It All About: In a future world in which people live their lives using robotic surrogates to interact with others, an FBI agent investigates the murder of the man who invented the surrogates.
Why It Might Do Well: Bruce Willis stars and has been known to kick some pretty serious butt on screen, not to mention the concept seems pretty cool.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Director Jonathan Mostow also brought us the lackluster Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
Number of Theaters: 2,700
Prediction: $19 million
Teen dance shenanigans or sci-fi action, that is the question. Here's how I think next week's top five will look.
3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
5. The Informant
Most of us correctly named the films that would be in the top five, it's the order that proved to be tricky. Sebastian is our number one prognosticator this week: Here's how we all did:
1. Sebastian: 13
2. lostinafog: 12
2. Ray: 12
2. Brandon: 12
3. Garrett: 11
3. Clark: 11
4. Matt: 10
4. TheCritic28: 10
5. Wilson: 9
5. Vera: 9
6. Gregory Rubinstein: 7
6. greatone: 7
7. WJDR: 6
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.