Shutter Island held strong, hanging onto the top spot in its second week with last weeks two new releases Cop Out and The Crazies hanging pretty close to one another in second and third. Here's the top five:

1. Shutter Island: $22.7 million
2. Cop Out: $18.2 million
3. The Crazies: $16 Million
4. Avatar: $13.6 million
5. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief: $9.5 million


Alice in Wonderland
What's It All About: 3D adaptation of the Lewis Carroll fantasy.
Why It Might Do Well: Director Tim Burton may not have a perfect track record (Planet of the Apes, anyone?) but he's the go-to guy for weird. With Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, this trip down the rabbit hole should be one to remember.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Might this be too creepy for the kids?
Number of Theaters: 3,400
Prediction: $64 million

Brooklyn's Finest

What's It All About: A crime drama focusing on three Brooklyn police officers over the course of a single week.
Why It Might Do Well: Looks like a compelling story and having the likes of Richard Gere and Don Cheadle in the cast can't hurt.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Some of the potential audience for this may be drawn away by Shutter Island, and Brooklyn's Finest so far has a mere 31% at Rottentomatoes.com.
Number of Theaters: 1,800
Prediction: $8 million
Will Tim Burton's trippy fantasy unseat Scorsese's latest? I think so. Here's my prediction:
1. Alice in Wonderland
2. Shutter Island
3. Brooklyn's Finest
4. Cop Out
5. Avatar


We had a couple of perfect scores this week and not to brag but one of them was mine (hasn't happened for a loooong time) with the other belonging to English Gavz. Here's how we all did:
1. Matt: 16
1. English Gavz: 16
2. WJDR: 13
2. lostinafog: 13
3. Nathaniel: 12
3. colin h: 12
3. Smiggy: 12
3. greatone: 12
3. Vera: 12
4. Henrik: 8
4. bob: 8
5. Gregory Rubinstein: 7
6. Focker: 6
6. patronofchaos; 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.