BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will ‘The Chronicles of Narnia 3’ Debut at Number One?

Or do Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie have enough star-power to make ‘The Tourist’ a hit this weekend?
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PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

2
$25.2 millionThe Tourist
47%
Users
94 reviews
20%
Tomatoes
166 reviews
3
$14.4 millionTangled
84%
Users
131 reviews
90%
Tomatoes
213 reviews
5
$4.8 millionBurlesque
83%
Users
41 reviews
36%
Tomatoes
148 reviews
6
$3.9 millionUnstoppable
69%
Users
107 reviews
86%
Tomatoes
184 reviews
7
$3.1 millionLove and Other Drugs
92%
Users
81 reviews
49%
Tomatoes
160 reviews
8
$2.8 millionMegaMind
81%
Users
123 reviews
72%
Tomatoes
173 reviews
9
$2.3 millionDue Date
74%
Users
123 reviews
40%
Tomatoes
184 reviews
10
Faster
78%
Users
98 reviews
43%
Tomatoes
108 reviews

After debuting at number two the week of Thanksgiving, Disney's new animated film, Tangled, finally took over the top spot last week from reigning champ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1. But with two highly anticipated new movies hitting the charts this week, including the third chapter of the popular The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader and new drama thriller, The Tourist starring Oscar nominee Johnny Depp and Oscar winner Angelina Jolie, the Rapunzel movie will have its work cut out for it if it wants to retain its number one position.

Predicted to debut at number one this week is the third chapter of the popular The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. The film follows the adventures of the Pevensie children as they make their third trip to the magical land of Narnia. The film stars Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter and Bill Nighy, Simon Pegg and Liam Neeson. Currently the movie has an average rating of a 4.3 on our site. Out of the twenty-two people who have rated the film, fourteen of them have given it five stars while the trailer for the movie has had over 30,000 views. Here is what one of our readers had to say about the movie, "I can't wait to see this!" The movie is predicted to earn about $48.9 million in its opening week.

Predicted to debut at number two this week is the new drama thriller, The Tourist. The movie stars Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) and Oscar winner Angelina Jolie (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), as well as Timothy Dalton (Toy Story 3) and Rufus Sewell (Amazing Grace). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 2.5 on our site. Out of the three people who have rated the film, only one of them have given it five stars while the trailer for the movie has had over 9,000 views. Here is what one of our readers had to say about the movie, "I'm surprised that (Angelina Jolie) would even do this role after doing Salt. They're too similar in my opinion." The movie is predicted to earn about $48.9 million in its opening week.

Predicted to drop two places from last week to number three is Tangled, the 50th animated feature film from Walt Disney Pictures, based on the classic "Rapunzel" fairy tale. The movie stars a talented cast of voice actors including Mandy Moore (A Walk to Remember), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Donna Murphy (Star Trek: Insurrection), Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). While the movie dropped 55.9% last week from the week before, it was shown on 3,603 screens, earning $5,967 on each screen for a weekend total of about $21.5 million. In just two weeks the movie has earned around $96.4 million, which is not even half of its purported $260 million budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $14.4 million this weekend.

Predicted to fall two spots from last week to number four is the long awaited final chapter of the beloved Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1. The film features returning stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Bill Nighy and Rhys Ifans. While the movie dropped 65.9% last week from the week before, it was shown on 4,125 screens, earning $4,057 on each screen for a weekend total of about $16.7 million. In just three weeks the movie has earned around $244 million, which already places it 64th on the all-time highest grossing domestic movies list. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $10.6 million this weekend.

Predicted to slip two places from last week to number five is the new music and dance spectacular, Burlesque. The film stars an all-star cast of music and dance icons including Grammy winning recording artist Christina Aguilera, Oscar winner Cher (Moonstruck), Kristen Bell (You Again), Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), Alan Cumming (X2: X-Men United), Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy), Cam Gigandet (Twilight) and Peter Gallagher (American Beauty). While the movie dropped 48.9% from last week from the week before, it was shown on 3,037 screens, earning $2,009 on each screen for a weekend total of about $6.1 million. In two weeks the movie has earned around $26.9 million, which is about half of its purported $55 million budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $4.8 million this weekend.

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

Predicted to drop two places from last week to number six is the fifth film from director Tony Scott and actor Denzel Washington (Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, Deja Vu, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3) called Unstoppable. The film is based on the true story of a runaway train in Pennsylvania and also stars Chris Pine (Star Trek), Rosario Dawson (Sin City) and Kevin Dunn (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). While the movie dropped 46.6% last week from the week before, it was shown on 31 less screens for a total of 3,152. The film earned $1,935 on each screen for a weekend total of about $6.1 million. In just over a month the movie has earned around $68.8 million, but still has to make more money in the next few weeks if it is going to earn back its entire $100 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $3.9 million this weekend.

Predicted to fall two places from last week to number seven is the new comedy-drama, Love and Other Drugs. The film stars Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married), Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain), Judy Greer (Barry Munday), Hank Azaria (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Gabriel Macht (The Spirit) and Oliver Platt (Flatliners). While the movie dropped 41.5% last week from the week before, it was shown on 2,458 screens, earning $2,319 on each screen for a weekend total of about $5.7 million. In just two weeks the movie has earned around $22.6 million, which puts it close to making back its entire purported $30 million budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $3.1 million this weekend.

Predicted to slip two notches from last week to number eight is the super-hero themed animated family film MegaMind, which stars Will Ferrell (The Other Guys), Tina Fey (Baby Mama), Jonah Hill (Superbad) and Brad Pitt (Troy). While the movie dropped 60.7% last week from the week before, it was shown on 238 less screens for a total of 3,173. The film earned $1,556 on each screen for a weekend total of about $4.9 million. In just over a month the movie has earned around $136 million, earning back its entire $130 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $2.8 million this weekend.

Predicted to fall two spots from last week to number nine is the new comedy from Old School director Todd Phillips, entitled Due Date. The road trip comedy stars an excellent cast of actors including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 2), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers), Michelle Monaghan (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx (Ray) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine). While the movie fell 42.3% from last week, it dropped 105 screens for a total of 2,450, earning $1,687 on each for weekend total of about $4.1 million. Now in just three over a month the movie has earned around $90.8 million, earning back its entire $65 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $2.3 million this weekend.

Finally, predicted to slip two spots from last week to number ten is the new revenge film, Faster. The film stars Dwayne Johnson (The Rundown), Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Maggie Grace (Taken), Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Going the Distance). While the movie fell 43.8% last week from its debut the week before, it dropped 16 screens for a total of 2,470, earning $1,593 on each for weekend total of about $3.9 million. Now in two weeks the movie has earned around $18.2 million, which is close to earning back its entire $24 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $2.1 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!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader was released December 10th, 2010.

The Tourist was released December 10th, 2010.

Sources: Jami Philbrick

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