BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will Battle: Los Angeles Attack the Box Office This Weekend?

Or do Red Riding Hood and Mars Needs Moms have a chance of taking the number one spot in their debut?
BYJami Philbrick | March 11th, 2011

PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

1
$35.5 millionBattle: Los Angeles
63%
Users
172 reviews
35%
Tomatoes
197 reviews
2
$22.9 millionRango
89%
Users
135 reviews
87%
Tomatoes
212 reviews
3
$19.6 millionRed Riding Hood
57%
Users
72 reviews
10%
Tomatoes
192 reviews
4
$17.3 millionMars Needs Moms
50%
Users
24 reviews
37%
Tomatoes
110 reviews
5
$14.8 millionThe Adjustment Bureau
92%
Users
101 reviews
72%
Tomatoes
246 reviews
6
$6.1 millionBeastly
75%
Users
51 reviews
21%
Tomatoes
92 reviews
7
$5.8 millionHall Pass
80%
Users
65 reviews
34%
Tomatoes
169 reviews
8
$4.8 millionGnomeo and Juliet
74%
Users
42 reviews
55%
Tomatoes
117 reviews
9
$4.4 millionThe King's Speech
95%
Users
106 reviews
95%
Tomatoes
258 reviews

Last week the new animated Western Rango took the box office by storm earning rave reviews and $38 million in its debut. But with three new films entering the charts this weekend including the alien invasion movie Battle: Los Angeles, the fairy tale based horror film Red Riding Hood, and the computer-animated Disney movie Mars Needs Moms, 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 alien invasion movie from Darkness Falls director Jonathan Liebesman called Battle: Los Angeles. The film stars Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), and Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar), as well as Bridget Moynahan (I, Robot), and Michael Peña (Crash). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 4.5 on our site. Out of the seventeen people who have rated the film, eleven of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 33,000 views. Here is what our official reviewer had to say about the movie, "There's never a doubt who will win in the aliens versus marines battle, but the fact that it's interesting from the first frame to the last is an achievement." The movie is predicted to earn about $35.5 million in its opening weekend.

Predicted to drop one place from its debut last week to number two 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). Last week the film made $9,701 on each of its 3,917 screens for an opening weekend total of $38 million. But the film will need to continue to do well in the next few weeks if it has any chance of recouping its entire $135 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $22.9 million this weekend.

Predicted to debut at number three this week is the new fairy tale based horror film Red Riding Hood from Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke. The film stars Amanda Seyfried (Dear John), as well as Max Irons (Being Julia), Lukas Haas (Brick), Billy Burke (Drive Angry), Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica), Michael Shanks (Smallville), Oscar nominees Virginia Madsen (Sideways), and Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight), and Oscar winner Julie Christie (Heaven Can Wait). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 3.5 on our site. Out of the nine people who have rated the film, only three of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 33,000 views. Here is what one of our readers had to say about the film, "This will probably be the worst movie of 2011." The movie is predicted to earn about $19.6 million in its opening weekend.

Predicted to debut at number four this week is the new computer animated film called Mars Needs Moms. The film stars Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Joan Cusack (Toy Story 3), Dan Fogler (Take Me Home Tonight), Elisabeth Harnois (A Single Man), Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery), and Tom Everett Scott (Southland). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 3.0 on our site. Out of the six people who have rated the film, only two of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 5,000 views. Here is what our official reviewer had to say about the movie, "A fun and endearing movie that is enjoyable for the entire family. While the film is original, funny and very touching, it is the movie's incredible 3D experience and terrific computer-animation that really sets it apart from other 3D films." The movie is predicted to earn about $17.3 million in its opening weekend.

Predicted to round off the top five and drop three places from its debut last 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). Last week the film made $7,375 on each of its 2,840 screens for an opening weekend total of $20.9 million. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $14.8 million this weekend.

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

Predicted to fall three spots from its debut last 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). Last week the film made $5,182 on each of its 1,952 screens for an opening weekend total of $10.1 million, which earns back over half of its initial $17 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $6.1 million this weekend.

Predicted to slip three places back from last week 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). While the movie fell 33.4% last week from the week before, it earned $3,056 on each of its 2,950 screens for a weekend total of about $9 million. In two weeks of release, the film has now earned about $27 million, which earns back over half of its initial $36 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $5.8 million this weekend.

Predicted to drop three spaces 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 48.4% last week from the week before, it earned $2,316 on each of its 2,984 screens for a weekend total of about $6.9 million. In three weeks of release, the film has now made around $83.6 million. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $4.8 million this weekend.

Predicted to fall two places from last week to number nine is the recent Oscar winning best picture, 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 fell 15.1% from the previous week and was dropped in 146 theaters. It was seen on 2,240 screens and earned $2,781 on each for a weekend total of $6.2 million. In over three months of release, the film has now earned a total of $123.5 million at the box office, which is over eight times its initial $15 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $4.4 million this weekend.

Finally, predicted to round off the top ten this week and slip two 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 38.9% last week from the week before, it earned $2,202 on each of its 2,920 screens for a weekend total of about $6.4 million. In a month of release, the film has now made around $88.1 million, which earns back its entire $80 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn only an additional $3.7 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!

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