CATEGORIES Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Films, Box Office Predictions, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeTim Burton's Alice in Wonderland had a second week at the top with a total to date of $209 million nationwide. Green Zone showed once again that war movies aren't making big box office. Last week's other new releases She's Out of My League, Remember Me and Our Family Wedding did ho-hum numbers with the latter debuting at sixth. Here's the top five:
1. Alice in Wonderland: $62.7 million
2. Green Zone: $14.3 million
3. She's Out of My League: $9.8 million
4. Shutter Island: $8.1 million
5. Remember Me: $8.09 million
We've got three new ones this week:
The Bounty Hunter
What's It All About: A bounty hunter thinks he's hit the jackpot when he gets an assignment to bring in his ex-wife after she jumps bail.
Why It Might Do Well: Looks like a kind of romantic action flick that hopes to appeal to both genders.
Why It Might Not Do Well: While I liked Aniston on Friends, I've never cared for her work on the big screen.
Number of Theaters: 3,000
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
What's It All About: Family comedy in which a young boy must face the greatest challenge of his life: middle school.
Why It Might Do Well: Awkward adolescence is something just about everyone can identify with, and the movie is based on a book that has sold 24 million copies.
Why It Might Not Do Well: All those wedgies and swirlies may bring back painful memories for some.
Number of Theaters: 3,100
Prediction: $18 million
What's It All About: In the not too distant future miraculous artificial organs have improved the length and quality of life for many. Those who can't keep up with their payments are targets of Repo Men, who reclaim the unpaid for organ with no regard for the debtors health.
Why It Might Do Well: More often than not Jude Law seems to know how to pick a script, and Forrest Whitaker is here too.
Why It Might Not Do Well: It reminds me a bit of Surrogates in that it presents a future I don't find particularly believable.
Number of Theaters: 2,450
Prediction: $14 million
I'm thinking Alice probably has another week at the top. Here's my prediction:
1. Alice in Wonderland
2. The Bounty Hunter
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
4. Repo Men
5. She's Out of My League
The top five were pretty easy to pin down, but getting the sequence right was tricky enough to keep us from having any perfect scores. Greatone lead the pack. Here's how we all did:
1. greatone: 12
1. lostinafog: 12
2. Smiggy: 10
2. Prateek S.: 10
2. Matt: 10
2. WJDR: 10
2. Brandon: 10
2. danterandal19: 10
3. Vera: 9
3. patronofchaos: 9
3. cough: 9
4. Gregory Rubinstein: 8
4. English Gavz: 8
5. bob: 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.