BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘Rango’ Ride Its Way to Top of the Charts This Weekend?

Or will Matt Damon and ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ be able to control the box office with its debut?
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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘Rango’ Ride Its Way to Top of the Charts This Weekend?

PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

1
$48.9 millionRango
89%
Users
135 reviews
88%
Tomatoes
216 reviews
2
$21.5 millionThe Adjustment Bureau
92%
Users
101 reviews
73%
Tomatoes
252 reviews
3
$7.8 millionHall Pass
80%
Users
65 reviews
34%
Tomatoes
174 reviews
4
$7.6 millionThe King's Speech
95%
Users
106 reviews
94%
Tomatoes
237 reviews
5
$7.4 millionGnomeo and Juliet
74%
Users
42 reviews
56%
Tomatoes
124 reviews
6
$7.1 millionBeastly
75%
Users
51 reviews
21%
Tomatoes
95 reviews
7
$6.6 millionUnknown
80%
Users
99 reviews
56%
Tomatoes
192 reviews
8
$6.4 millionTake Me Home Tonight
75%
Users
59 reviews
28%
Tomatoes
115 reviews
9
$6.1 millionI Am Number Four
78%
Users
116 reviews
33%
Tomatoes
158 reviews

Last week the new Owen Wilson comedy Hall Pass managed to just barely defeat Gnomeo and Juliet to take the top spot at the box office in its debut. But with four new films entering the charts this week including the animated Western Rango, The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon, the teen drama Beastly, and the '80s comedy Take Me Home Tonight, it's likely that we will be crowning a new box office champ before the weekend is over.

Predicted to debut at number one this week is the new computer animated Western from Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl director Gore Verbinski called Rango. The film stars Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), as well as Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Ray Winstone (Edge of Darkness), and Timothy Olyphant (I Am Number Four). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 4.2 on our site. Out of the fifteen people who have rated the film, eight of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 7,000 views. Here is what our official reviewer had to say about the movie, "A surreal and beautifully animated film that may confuse its audience as much as it entertains them but in the end is a satisfying yet bizarre motion picture." The movie is predicted to earn about $48.9 million in its opening weekend.

Predicted to debut at number two this week is the new science-fiction thriller The Adjustment Bureau. The film stars Oscar winner Matt Damon (The Bourne Ultimatum), as well as Emily Blunt (Charlie Wilson's War) (Charlie Wilson's War), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Michael Kelly (Fair Game), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), John Slattery (Mad Men), Terence Stamp (The Limey), and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 4.0 on our site. Out of the nine people who have rated the film, only two of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 9,000 views. Here is what our official reviewer had to say about the movie, "The age old quandary of human purpose, told with a modern twist, in screenwriter turned director George Nolfi's superb adaptation." The movie is predicted to earn about $21.5 million in its opening weekend.

Predicted to fall two places down from its debut last week to number three is the new comedy from There's Something About Mary directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly called Hall Pass. The film stars Owen Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums), and Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live), as well as Jenna Fischer (The Office), Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?), Christina Applegate (Going the Distance), and Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor). Lat week the film made $4,588 on each of its 2,950 screens for an opening weekend total of $13.5 million. But the film will need to continue to do well in the next few weeks if it hopes to recoup its entire $36 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $7.8 million this weekend.

Predicted to move up four places from last week to number four, thanks in part to its recent Oscar win for best picture is The King's Speech. The film stars Colin Firth (Bridget Jones's Diary), Helena Bonham Carter (Alice in Wonderland), Guy Pearce (Memento), Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl), and Michael Gambon (Layer Cake). Last week the film actually rose 12.4% from the previous week and was added in 300 theaters. It was seen on 2,386 screens and earned $3,076 on each for a weekend total of $7.3 million. In over two and a half months of release, the film has now earned a total of $114.2 million at the box office, which is over seven times its initial $15 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $7.6 million this weekend.

Predicted to round off the top five this week and drop three places back from last week is the new CGI animated film Gnomeo and Juliet. The film is based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and features the music of Grammy Award winner Elton John. The film also features the voice talents of James McAvoy (Wanted), Emily Blunt (Charlie Wilson's War), Jason Statham (The Expendables), and two-time Academy Award winners Michael Caine (The Dark Knight), and Maggie Smith (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). While the movie fell 30.0% last week from the previous week, it still managed to earn $4,412 on each of its 3,037 screens for a weekend total of about $13.4 million. In three weeks of release, the film has now made around $74.3 million. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $7.4 million this weekend.

The rest of the top ten films at the box office this weekend are predicted to look like this:

Predicted to debut at number six this week is the new fantasy romance Beastly, which is based on the classic Beauty and the Beast story. The movie stars Vanessa Hudgens (Sucker Punch) and Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four), as well as Neil Patrick Harris (The Smurfs), Lisa Gay Hamilton (Beloved), Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), and Mary-Kate Olsen (Full House). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 3.3 on our site. Out of the sixteen people who have rated the film, eight of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 15,000 views. Here is what our official reviewer had to say about the movie, "An unnecessary interpretation of the classic fairy tale that is at times difficult to watch. The plot is silly and much of the acting is unintentionally terrible with the exception of Vanessa Hudgens and Neil Patrick Harris who give decent performances." The movie is predicted to earn about $7.1 million in its opening weekend.

Predicted to slip four places from last week to number seven is the new action thriller Unknown. The film stars Liam Neeson (The A-Team), as well as January Jones (Mad Men), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), Aidan Quinn (Jonah Hex), and Frank Langella (Superman Returns). Last week, the movie fell 43.1% from the previous week and earned $4,086 on each of its 3,043 screens for a weekend total of about $12.4 million. In two weeks of release, the film has now made about $42.8 million, which earns back its entire $30 million production budget and then some. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $6.6 million this weekend.

Predicted to debut at number eight this week is the new '80s comedy Take Me Home Tonight. The film stars Topher Grace (Predators), and Anna Faris (Lost In Translation), as well as Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury), Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four), Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation), and Michael Biehn (The Terminator). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 4.3 on our site. Out of the five people who have rated the film, only two of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 8,000 views. Here is what our official reviewer had to say about the movie, "A funny, entertaining and heartwarming comedy that benefits from its hard R-rating. While the premise is not completely original, the actors play their roles well and the movie proves to be a fun '80s spoof." The movie is predicted to earn about $6.4 million in its opening weekend.

Predicted to fall a drastic five places down from last week to number nine is the new film from Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso, I Am Number Four. The movie stars an excellent cast of young actors including Alex Pettyfer (Beastly), Dianna Agron (Glee), Teresa Palmer (The Sorcerer's Apprentice), Callan McAuliffe (Flipped) and Timothy Olyphant (The Crazies). While the movie fell 43.3% last week from the previous week, it earned $3,497 on each of its 3,156 screens for a weekend total of about $11 million. In two weeks of release, the film has now made around $37.7 million but will need to continue to do well in the next few weeks if it hopes to recoup its entire $60 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $6.1 million this weekend.

Finally, predicted to round off the top ten this week and also drop a drastic five places from last week is the new Adam Sandler (Happy Gilmore) comedy Just Go with It, co-starring Jennifer Aniston (Love Happens). The incredible cast also includes Brooklyn Decker (Battleship), Minka Kelly (The Roommate), Dave Matthews (You Don't Mess with the Zohan), Nick Swardson (Bedtime Stories), Rachel Dratch (Spring Breakdown), Kevin Nealon (Get Smart), and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours). While the movie fell 43.4% last week from the week before, it earned $2,972 on each of its 3,544 screens for a weekend total of about $10.5 million. In three weeks of release, the film has now made around $78.7 million, which is extremely close to earning back its entire $80 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn only an additional $5.9 million this weekend. Be sure to check out Box Office Beat Down this Sunday to see who is crowned the King of the box office this week and check back here next week for more box office predictions!

Rango was released March 4th, 2011.

The Adjustment Bureau was released March 4th, 2011.

Sources: Jami Philbrick

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  • dan1 • 4 years ago

    The first real weekend at the box office.

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    • spongebob-boxofficepants • 4 years ago

      rango will be the signal that this spring (summer in my place!) will be a blast and an awesome one

      No. 4 will not go down like that!

      its really unique that the animation used is very new and realistic!

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      • moviegeek • 4 years ago

        Great predictions.

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        • draktyr • 4 years ago

          Man, Rango was a feast for the eyes! Funny, witty and a crowd pleaser! I am definitely going to see this one again! :)

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          • diaigma • 4 years ago

            Rango is very much worth it. Lots of savory scenes. Bring a soda :P

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            • thedude1 • 4 years ago

              These are good predictions this week. I hope The Adjustment Bureau does indeed do that good. That is the movie I'll be seeing this weekend.

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              • fanboy • 4 years ago

                I really want to see Rango! And i hope it does indeed get #1 but also I really want to see The Adjustment Bureau, such a great weekend for movies!

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                • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                  Im seeing this movie today. Theres a lot of good praise on the film. It better be first

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                  • kguy • 4 years ago

                    Oh, I know this will be a huge success!

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                    • cupid • 4 years ago

                      Right were there should be.

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                      • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                        Yeah, I think this one is automatic :)

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                        • diaigma • 4 years ago

                          I say, you betcha! :D

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