CATEGORIES Action, Comedy, Documentary, Romance, Box Office, Box Office Predictions, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeIt was a close one, but Kick-Ass grabbed the number one spot, beating out How to Train Your Dragon by a mere $200,000. Here's the top five:
1. Kick-Ass: $19.8 million
2. How to Train Your Dragon: $19.6 million
3. Date Night: $16.7 million
4. Death at a Funeral: $16.2 million
5. Clash of the Titans: $15.4 million
Three new releases this week:
The Back-Up Plan
What's It All About: After becoming disillusioned with the dating process, Zoe decides she is going to be a single parent. On the day of her artificial insemination, though, she meets someone who may well be the man of her dreams.
Why It Might Do Well: Honestly, I've got nothing here.
Why It Might Not Do Well: The premise seems gimmicky and Jennifer Lopez's box office clout is seriously in doubt these days.
Number of Theaters: 3,300
Prediction: $14 million
What's It All About: A team of mercenaries wage war on the CIA after they are double-crossed and left for dead.
Why It Might Do Well: Comic book adaptations are hot these days.
Why It Might Not Do Well: On the other hand, most people aren't going to realize this is a comic book film.
Number of Theaters: 2,950
Prediction: $18 million
Oceans (opens on Thursday)
What's It All About: A Disney-produced documentary exploring the mysteries of the world's oceans.
Why It Might Do Well: I suppose some may mistake this for a prequel to Ocean's 11.
Why It Might Not Do Well: Relatively small distribution and the fact that this is a documentary is going to keep this out of the top five.
Number of Theaters: 1,200
Prediction: $6 million
Here's how I see the weekend shaping up:
1. The Losers
2. The Back-Up Plan
4. Date Night
5. How to Train Your Dragon
It was a tough one last week. Nearly everyone got the top five movies, but no one got a perfect score. Joe, however, led the way. Here's the top five:
1. Joe: 12
2. Robocop's Credit Card: 10
2. bob: 10
2. Smiggy: 10
2. Sebastian: 10
2. Gregory Rubinstein: 10
2. Brandon: 10
2. patronofchaos: 10
2. EngagingCulture: 10
3. Matt: 8
3. Greg Weinstein: 8
3. cough: 8
3. English Gavz: 8
3. greatone: 8
4. 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.