PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
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Last week Tron: Legacy dominated the box office earning $43.6 million in its debut, but with a production budget of nearly $170 million, many are considering that a disappointing opening weekend total. With three new films opening on Wednesday this week, just in time for the Christmas holiday, including Ben Stiller's Little Fockers, the Coen Brother's True Grit and Gulliver's Travels with Jack Black, it's doubtful that Tron: Legacy will be number one for a second week in a row.
Predicted to debut at number one this week is the third chapter of the popular Meet the Parents series, Little Fockers. The film features returning stars Ben Stiller (Tropic Thunder), Teri Polo (The West Wing), Owen Wilson (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) and Oscar winners Robert De Niro (Raging Bull), Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl) and Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie), as well as new cast members Jessica Alba (Sin City), Harvey Keitel (Cop Land) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 3.9 on our site. Out of the twelve people who have rated the film, six of them have given it five stars while the trailer for the movie has had over 27,000 views. Here is what one of our readers had to say about the movie, "I can't wait, I can already tell this movie is going to be funny as hell." The movie is predicted to earn about $41.2 million in its opening weekend.
Predicted to fall one space back from its debut last week is the sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 film, Tron, Tron: Legacy. The film picks up twenty-eight years after the first movie and stars the originals two leads Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) and Bruce Boxleitner (Scarecrow and Mrs. King), as well as Garrett Hedlund (Friday Night Lights), Olivia Wilde (Cowboys and Aliens), Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon), James Frain (True Blood) and Beau Garrett (Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer). Last week the movie made $12,634 on each of its 3,451 screens for an opening weekend total of about $43.6 million, which is not even half of its $170 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $26.1 million this weekend.
Predicted to debut at number three is No Country for Old Men directors Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit, a remake of the classic John Wayne film. The movie stars an all-star cast, which includes Oscar winners Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) and Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting), Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (Milk), Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan) and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld. Currently the movie has an average rating of a 3.8 on our site. Out of the nine people who have rated the film, five of them have given it five stars while the trailer for the movie has had over 7,000 views. Here is what our official reviewer had to say about the movie, "While Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin have their names above the marquee, the star of True Grit is thirteen year old Hailee Steinfeld." The movie is predicted to earn about $21.5 million in its opening weekend.
Predicted to debut at number four is the new Jack Black (School of Rock) comedy, Gulliver's Travels. The movie, loosely based on the 18th century novel also stars Jason Segel (I Love You, Man), Emily Blunt (Charlie Wilson's War), Amanda Peet (Please Give) and Billy Connolly (The X-Files: I Want to Believe). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 5.0 on our site. Out of the three people who have rated the film, all three of them have given it five stars. Here is what one of our readers had to say about the movie, "I still can't believe they made this into a cheesy comedy with Jack Black." The movie is predicted to earn about $14.3 million in its opening weekend.
Predicted to fall three places from last week to number five is the live-action version of the classic cartoon Yogi Bear. The movie stars the voice talent of Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers) and Justin Timberlake (The Social Network). Last week the movie made $4,752 on each of its 3,515 screens for an opening weekend total of about $16.7 million, which is a far cry from its purported $80 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $10.8 million this weekend.
The rest of the top ten films at the box office this weekend are predicted to look like this:
Predicted to slip three spots from last week to number six 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 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. While the movie dropped 48.3% last week from the week before, it earned $3,488 on each screen for a weekend total of about $3,555 million. In it's first two weeks of release the movie has now earned $42.7 million but will still have to make a lot more money in the next few weeks if it hopes to earn back its entire $155 million production costs. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $9.9 million this weekend.
Predicted to fall three positions from last week to number seven is the critically acclaimed new film from Three Kings director David O. Russell, entitled The Fighter. The movie is based on the true story of boxing champ Micky Ward and stars an impressive cast of actors including Mark Wahlberg (The Other Guys), Christian Bale (The Dark Knight), Amy Adams (Leap Year) and Melissa Leo (Don McKay). Last week, the movie rose an astonishing 3,966.5% from its limited release the week before and was shown on 2,499 more screens, for a total of 2,503. It earned $4,874 in each theater for a weekend total of $12.2 million. In addition to several Golden Globe nominations the film has now earned 12.6 million in two weeks of release, which is about half of its $25 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $9.8 million this weekend.
Predicted to drop only one spot from last week is the new film from The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky called Black Swan, which examines the competitive world of ballet. The movie is already earning Oscar buzz for its lead actress, Natalie Portman (Garden State), and also stars Mila Kunis (The Book of Eli), Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands), Vincent Cassel (Ocean's Twelve) and Barbara Hershey (Beaches). Last week, the movie went up an astonishing 153.6% from the week before and added 869 theaters for a total of 959. The film made $8,742 on each screen for a weekend total of $7.4 million bringing its total gross up to $15 million, which surpasses its $13 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $8.7 million this weekend.
Predicted to fall four spots from last week to number nine 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 38.8% last week from the week before, it was shown on 3,201 screens, earning $2,741 on each screen for a weekend total of about $8.7 million. In just over a month the movie has earned around $127 million, which is not quite half of its purported $260 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $5.8 million this weekend.
Finally, rounding off the top ten and dropping four places from last 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). While the movie dropped 48.3% last week from the week before, it was shown on 2,756 screens, earning $3,092 on each screen for a weekend total of about $8.5 million. Despite being nominated for several Golden Globes last week, the movie has only earned about $30.6 million in two weeks of release, which is a far cry from its $100 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $4.6 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!