1. Avatar: $42.8 million
2. The Book of Eli: $32.8 million
3. The Lovely Bones: $17 million
4. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel: $11.7 million
5. Sherlock Holmes: $9.8 million
We've got three new ones hitting theaters this week:
What's It All About: Brendan Fraser plays a man who risks everything by funding an unconventional medical researcher (Harrison Ford) to save the lives of his children who suffer from a genetic disorder.
Why It Might Do Well: To this day, a movie starring the guy who flew the Millennium Falcon still gets my attention.
Why It Might Not Do Well: While it may well be a good film, a story about children with a life threatening illness will be a deal breaker for many.
Number of Theaters: 2,450
Prediction: $9 million
What's It All About: A supernatural thriller in which God decides humanity is a failed experiment and sends his angels to wipe us out. The customers in an out of the way diner are mankind's first line of defense.
Why It Might Do Well: Based on the trailer this is a visually spectacular flick with some genuine creep outs.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Reminds me a bit of Constantine, which is not a good thing.
Number of Theaters: 2,400
Prediction: $12 million
What's It All About: Dwayne Johnson plays a pro hockey player whose bad behavior earns him a stint as the real tooth fairy, complete with wings and tutu.
Why It Might Do Well: The kids will probably like this.
Why It Might Not Do Well: I smell what The Rock is cooking here, but I'm worried it may trigger an allergic reaction.
Number of Theaters: 3,000
Prediction: $22 million
How much longer can Avatar hang onto number one? At least one more week I'm betting. Here's my prediction:
2. The Tooth Fairy
3. The Book of Eli
5. The Lovely Bones
We had a three-way tie for first place, so way to go, Smiggy, WJDR and Vera. Here's how we all did:
1. Smiggy: 13
1. WJDR: 13
1. Vera: 13
2. Matt: 11
2. Brandon: 11
2. greatone: 11
3. Gregory Rubinstein: 10
3. Sebastian: 10
4. Bill.W.gr: 9
4. bob: 9
4. lostinafog: 9
5. patronofchaos: 6
6. aaron: 5
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.