PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

1Battle: Los Angeles
2Limitless
3Rango
4Paul
5The Lincoln Lawyer
6Red Riding Hood
7The Adjustment Bureau
8Mars Needs Moms
9Beastly
10Hall Pass

Last week the alien invasion movie Battle: Los Angeles attacked the box office and earned $36 million in its opening weekend. Although there are three highly anticipated new movies opening this weekend including the new thriller Limitless, the alien comedy Paul, and the courtroom drama The Lincoln Lawyer, we predict that Battle: Los Angeles should be able to hold on to its box office crown for a second week in a row.

Predicted to hold on to the number one spot for a second week in a row 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). Last week the film made $10,536 on each of its 3,417 screens for an opening weekend total of $36 million, which earned back just over half of its initial $70 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $20.1 million this weekend.

Predicted to debut at number two this week is the new thriller from The Illusionist director Neil Burger called Limitless. The film stars Bradley Cooper (The A-Team), as well as Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch), Anna Friel (Land of the Lost), and two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro (Goodfellas). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 4.8 on our site. Out of the seven people who have rated the film, five of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 9,000 views. The movie is predicted to earn about $18.5 million in its opening weekend.

Predicted to fall one place from last week to number three 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). While the movie fell 39.5% last week from the week before, it earned $5,876 on each of its 3,923 screens for a weekend total of about $23 million. In two weeks of release the film has now earned about $68.6 million, which is just over half of its initial $135 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $14.9 million this weekend.

Predicted to debut at number four this week is the new sci-fi comedy from Superbad and Adventureland director Greg Mottola called Paul. The film reunites Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz stars Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and Nick Frost (Pirate Radio), and also features an all-star cast that includes Seth Rogen (The Green Hornet), Kristen Wiig (Whip It!), Bill Hader (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), Jason Bateman (The Kingdom), Jane Lynch (Role Models), David Koechner (The Comebacks), Jeffrey Tambor (Hellboy), and three-time Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver (Avatar). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 4.1 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 9,000 views. Here is what one of our readers had to say about the movie, "It works, its fun, its riveting, its mad, its rude, its tedious, but overall its just one great geek feast." The movie is predicted to earn about $13.9 million in its opening weekend.

Predicted to debut at number five this week is the new mystery suspense thriller called The Lincoln Lawyer, based on the popular novel of the same name. The film stars Matthew McConaughey (A Time to Kill), as well as Ryan Phillippe (MacGruber), John Leguizamo (Righteous Kill), Michael Peña (World Trade Center), Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Bob Gunton (The Shawshank Redemption), Frances Fisher (Titanic), Oscar nominee William H. Macy (Fargo), and Oscar winner Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 3.3 on our site. Out of the three people who have rated the film only one of them has given it five stars, while the trailer has had over 3,000 views. The movie is predicted to earn about $11.2 million in its opening weekend.

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

Predicted to slip three places from its debut last week to number six 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). Last week the film made $4,665 on each of its 3,030 screens for an opening weekend total of $14.1 million, which is a far cry from earning back the film's initial $42 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $7.8 million this weekend.

Predicted to slip three spots from last week to number seven 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). While the movie fell 45.8% last week from the week before, it earned $4,025 on each of its 2,874 screens for a weekend total of about $11.4 million. In two weeks of release the film has now earned about $38.4 million. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $7.4 million this weekend.

Predicted to drop three places back from its debut last week to number eight 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). Last week the film made $2,182 on each of its 3,117 screens for an opening weekend total of $6.8 million. But the film will have to do extremely well in the next few weeks if it has any hope of earning back it's initial $150 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $4.3 million this weekend.

Predicted to fall two spots from last week to number nine 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). While the movie fell 49.0% last week from the week before, it earned $2,563 on each of its 1,959 screens for a weekend total of about $5.2 million. In just two weeks of release the film has now earned about $16.9 million, which just about earns back its entire $17 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $3.8 million this weekend.

Finally, predicted to drop four places from last week to number ten 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 43.4% last week from the week before, it earned $1,961 on each of its 2,555 screens for a weekend total of about $5.1 million. In three weeks of release the film has now earned about $34.8 million, which is just shy of earning back its entire $36 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $3.1 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!