CATEGORIES Action, Drama, Box Office, Box Office Predictions, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeI'm thinking this 3D thing may be here to stay. This past weekend saw a new 3D flick push a slightly older one out of the top spot, and there's yet another being released this week. Last week's other new release, Hot Tub Time Machine, slid into third with a modest take. Here's the top five:
1. How to Train Your Dragon: $43.7 million
2. Alice in Wonderland: $17.7 million
3. Hot Tub Time Machine: $14 million
4. The Bounty Hunter: $12 million
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: $10.1 million
Here's our three new releases for the week:
Clash of the Titans
What's It All About: Epic fantasy set in ancient Greece with Perseus, descended from the gods but raised by humans, embarking upon a dangerous mission to prevent Hades from overthrowing Zeus.
Why It Might Do Well: People do love the 3D, the monsters look pretty cool and having Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes in the cast can't hurt.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Rottentomatoes.com gives this an 18% fresh rating. Ouch.
Number of Theaters: 3,600
Prediction: $68 million
The Last Song (Opening on Wednesday)
What's It All About: In this drama from the author of The Notebook, Miley Cyrus plays a teen who spends the summer getting reacquainted with her father in the wake of her parent's divorce.
Why It Might Do Well: Cyrus has a screen presence that may outlive her teeny-bopper image, and Greg Kinnear is a good choice for playing the Dad.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Many of the kids in Miley Cyrus's fan base may find that this departure from the norm isn't their cup of tea, and the phrase "from the author of The Notebook" should keep a lot of men out of the theater. .
Number of Theaters: 2,500
Prediction: $14 million
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too
What's It All About: In this sequel to 2007's Why Did I Get Married, 8 friends reunite once again for their annual week long vacation.
Why It Might Do Well: Perry usually manages to find his audience. The previous film made a respectable $55 million domestically.
Why It Might Not Do Well: This may be a small enough film to get lost in the shuffle.
Number of Theaters: 2,000
Prediction: $21 million
Depending on how things go next week we may actually have three 3D flicks in the top five. Here's my prediction:
1. Clash of the Titans
2. How to Train Your Dragon
3. Why Did I Get Married Too
4. The Last Song
5. Alice in Wonderland
Congrats to all five participants who tied for first place. Seems like what tripped up most of us is that we expected Diary of a Wimpy Kid to outdo The Bounty Hunter. Here's how we all did:
1. Gregory Rubinstein: 12
1. patronofchaos: 12
1. Sebastian: 12
1. greatone: 12
1. Vera: 12
2. nick91884: 11
3. Matt: 8
3. Brandon: 8
3. Smiggy: 8
3. bob: 8
3. WJDR: 8
3. Ethan: 8
3. Robocop's Credit Card: 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.