As I'm sure everyone has heard by now, the newest Twilight film made CRAZY money over the weekend. The Blind Side made a pretty respectable showing as well, though still taking a distant second. Here's the top five:

1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon: $142.8 million
2.
The Blind Side: $34.1 million
3.
2012: $26.4 million
4.
Planet 51: $12.29 million
5.
A Christmas Carol: $12.28 million

This weeks new releases offer one part action to one part comedy, plus we have a kids film going into wider release.

Ninja Assassin
What's It All About:
A skilled assassin swears vengeance on the secret order that trained him after they murder his friend.
Why It Might Do Well: This is produced by the Wachowskis, the team behind the Matrix films, so I imagine the martial arts action will be something to behold.
Why It Might Not Do Well: A lack of star power may be a problem.
Number of Theaters: 2,500
Prediction: $10 million

Old Dogs
What's It All About: Robin Williams plays a middle aged man who suddenly finds out that he has six-year-old twins with a woman he hasn't seen in years, and his bachelor buddy John Travolta helps him adjust to life as a father.
Why It Might Do Well:
I really love that bit in the commercial where a terrified Seth Green sings "All Out of Love" to a gorilla.
Why It Might Not Do Well:
I suspect that gorilla gag may be all the film has to offer, as the film is only getting 10% over at Rottentomatoes.com.
Number of Theaters: 3,300
Prediction: $32 million
And going into wider release:

The Fantastic Mr. Fox
What's It All About: The wily title character and his fellow animals must outwit some not-too-bright farmers in this stop-motion animated family feature.
Why It Might Do Well: The character design and celebrity voices (George Clooney and Meryl Streep among others) are very appealing and Rottentomatoes.com is giving it 92%.
Why It Might Not Do Well: The theater count isn't huge and between New Moon and all the other big releases, this one may have trouble finding an audience.
Number of Theaters: 2,000
Prediction: $12 million

With the kind of money New Moon has already taken in, is there anyone left who wants to see the film but hasn't? I suspect Edward and the gang may have enough momentum to hold on to number one for another week:
1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
2. Old Dogs
3. The Blind Side
4. Ninja Assassin
5. 2012


A lot of us were expecting 2012 to hang on to the number two spot, and a handful expected Precious to make the top five. WJDR (is this guy a radio station?) and Gregory Rubinstein led the back with a score of ten each. Here's how we all did:

1. WJDR: 10
1. Gregory Rubinstein: 10
2. patronofchaos: 9
3. Matt: 8
3. Brad G.: 8
3. English Gavz: 8
3. Brandon: 8
4. NP: 7
4. CParis: 7
4. Sebastian: 7
4. Ryan: 7
4. Alex Focker: 7
4. Ray: 7
4. Jeff: 7
4. Garrett: 7
4. lostinafog: 7
4. Vera: 7
4. greatone: 7

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.