1. Avatar: $31.3 million
2. Edge of Darkness: $17.2 million
3. When in Rome: $12.4 million
4. The Tooth Fairy: $9.9 million
5. The Book of Eli: $8.9 million
We've got a romantic drama and an actioner this week. Will either of these be able to unseat Avatar?
What's It All About: A young woman meets and falls in love with a soldier while he is on leave and their relationship continues as his deployments become more and more dangerous.
Why It Might Do Well: It's a timely story and Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried make for appealing leads.
Why It Might Not Do Well: The military angle probably won't be enough to get men into theatres.
Number of Theaters: 2,500
Prediction: $12 million
From Paris With Love
What's It All About: A low level CIA operative (John Rhys Meyers) gets his dream assignment when he is teamed with a loose cannon-type (John Travolta) who shoots first and asks questions later.
Why It Might Do Well: The trailer seems to indicate there are some high octane thrills here.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Is it just me or does Travolta look particularly creepy with his head shaved?
Number of Theaters: 2,600
Prediction: $18 million
Yeah, I'm thinking Avatar has at least one more week at the top. Here's my prediction:
2. From Paris with Love
3. Dear John
4. Edge of Darkness
5. When in Rome
Smiggy led the pack with a score of lucky 13. A lot of us expected Legion to hold on to the top five a little longer but it dropped to sixth in its second week. Here's how we all did:
1. Smiggy: 13
2. Vera: 12
2. greatone: 12
3. Matt: 11
3. patronofchaos: 11
3. Brandon: 11
3. English Gavz: 11
4. WJDR: 9
4. Gregory Rubinstein: 9
4. lostinafog: 9
5. Ryan: 8
5. bob: 8
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.