CATEGORIES Comedy, Drama, Romance, Box Office Predictions, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeI knew Alice in Wonderland was going to do well but I seriously underestimated just how well. Alice had the biggest March opening ever, as well as the strongest opening for a 3D movie and had the best opening in history for a non-sequel. Here's the top five:
1. Alice in Wonderland: $116.1 million
2. Brooklyn's Finest: $13.4 million
3. Shutter Island: $13.2 million
4. Cop Out: $9.2 million
5. Avatar: $8.1 million
We've got a whopping four new releases this week:
The Green Zone
What's It All About: Based on a novel by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, this one is about a U.S. soldier's hunt for weapon's of mass destruction in Iraq during which he learns that factions on both sides of the issue are spinning the truth for their own ends.
Why It Might Do Well: Matt Damon stars, United 93's Paul Greengrass is directing and the film is getting a 71% Fresh rating over at Rottentomatoes.com.
Why It Might Not Do Well: There are still enough strong movies in release to keep this one from climbing too high.
Number of Theaters: 2,900
Prediction: $16 million
Our Family Wedding
What's It All About: When a young couple announces their plans to wed, their respective fathers (Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia) immediately lock horns.
Why It Might Do Well: America Ferrera stars as the bride and despite Ugly Betty's recent cancellation I always liked her.
Why It Might Not Do Well: WIth or without the ethnic spin, the "families-butt-heads-before-the-wedding" story has been done to death. Also, I so can't stand Carlos Mencia.
Number of Theaters: 1,500
Prediction: $6 million
What's It All About: Robert Pattinson stars as an angry young man who finds redemption in an unexpected romance.
Why It Might Do Well: This certainly isn't going to do Twilight-level business, but I'm sure Pattinson's presence will bring some of his fans to the theater.
Why It Might Not Do Well: How many times can this guy play the angst-driven romantic lead?
Number of Theaters: 1,900
Prediction: $14 million
She's Out of My League
What's It All About: Comedy in which a dorky airport security guard suddenly finds himself dating a woman who is (as the title says) out of his league.
Why It Might Do Well: Star Jay Baruchel has got an appealingly nerd-like stage presence.
Why It Might Not Do Well: I didn't laugh once during the trailer. Not a good sign.
Number of Theaters: 2,900
Prediction: $12 million
I'm betting Alice will still be going strong next weekend, hanging on to the top spot yet again. Here's my prediction:
1. Alice in Wonderland
2. Green Zone
3. Remember Me
4. She's Out of My League
5. Shutter Island
No perfect scores this week but W and bob topped it off with a lucky 13 each. Here's how we all did:
1. W: 13
1. bob: 13
2. Matt: 12
2. greatone: 12
3. patronofchaos: 11
4. cough: 10
4. Gregory Rubinstein: 10
5. WJDR: 9
6. English Gavz: 8
7. lostinafog: 8
7. Brandon: 8
8. Sebastian: 7
8. Smiggy: 7
8. Vera: 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.