PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
|3||The King's Speech|
|4||No Strings Attached|
|6||The Green Hornet|
Last week, the new horror film The Rite starring Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins possessed the box office and took the number one spot with $15 million. It unseated defending champ, No Strings Attached starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, and beat out fellow new release The Mechanic starring Jason Statham. But the film will have a hard time repeating its success this weekend with two highly-anticipated new movies scheduled for release, including the college-based thriller The Roommate and the James Cameron produced 3D action-thriller Sanctum. Chances are that we will be crowning a new box office king before the weekend is over.
Predicted to debut at number one this week is the new underwater 3D action-thriller Sanctum from executive producer James Cameron (Avatar). The film stars actor Richard Roxburgh (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), as well as Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four), Alice Parkinson (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and newcomer Rhys Wakefield. Currently the movie has an average rating of a 3.8 on our site. Out of the nine people who have rated the film, four 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, "While it starts off slow, the film eventually picks up momentum and takes the audience on a very satisfying thrill-ride. The 3D is excellent, the underwater cinematography is breathtaking, and the cast delivers believable performances." The movie is predicted to earn about $15.9 million in its opening weekend.
Predicted to debut at number two this week is the new college based thriller The Roommate. The film stars an excellent cast of young actors and seasoned veterans including, Leighton Meester (Country Strong), Minka Kelly ((500) Days of Summer), Cam Gigandet (Burlesque), and Alyson Michalka (Easy A), with Billy Zane (The Phantom), and Frances Fisher (Titanic). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 3.8 on our site. Out of the two people who have rated the film, only one of them has given it five stars, while the trailer has had over 8,000 views. Here is what our official reviewer had to say about the movie, "A typical and extremely predictable thriller, which despite its shortcomings is oddly entertaining. This college-set remake of Single White Female is frivolous and fun, even if you know what is going to happen before the characters do." The movie is predicted to earn about $14.9 million in its opening weekend.
Predicted to move up two places from last week to number three is the Oscar frontrunner, 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). While the film only went up 41.3% last week from the previous week, it was added in 877 theaters for a total of 2,557. The movie earned $4,342 on each screen for a weekend total of $11.1 million. In over two months of release, the film has now earned a total of $72.2 million at the box office, which is over four times its initial $15 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $8.9 million this weekend.
Predicted to drop down two slots from last week is the new romantic comedy from director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters), called No Strings Attached. The film features an all-star cast that includes Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Ashton Kutcher (Killers), Lake Bell (What Happens in Vegas), Cary Elwes (Saw 3D), and Oscar winner Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda). While the movie fell 30.5% last week from the week before, it earned $4,517 on each of its 3,022 screens for a weekend total of about $13.6 million. In two weeks of release, the film has made $39.7 million, which earns back its entire $25 million production budget and then some. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $8.8 million this weekend.
Predicted to round off the top five this week and fall a dramatic four places from its debut last week is the new horror film, The Rite. The movie stars Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins (Red Dragon), along with Ciarán Hinds (Miami Vice), Alice Braga (Predators), Toby Jones (Amazing Grace), and Rutger Hauer (Batman Begins). Last week, the film made $5,027 on each of its 2,985 screens for an opening weekend total of $15 million. The movie fell just short of earning back half of its $37 million production budget in its debut. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $7.3 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 new film from director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), The Green Hornet, which is based on the classic super-hero TV series from the '60s. The movie stars Seth Rogen (Superbad), Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz (In Her Shoes), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins), Edward James Olmos (I'm Still Here), and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds). While the movie fell 34.9% last week from the week before, it earned $3,263 on each of its 3,524 screens for a weekend total of about $11.5 million. In three weeks of release, the film has made $78.8 million, which is still short of earning back its entire $120 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $6.7 million this weekend.
Predicted to fall four spots from last week to number seven is the new action thriller from Con Air director Simon West called, The Mechanic. The movie is a remake of the classic Charles Bronson film and stars Jason Statham (The Expendables), Ben Foster (X-Men: The Last Stand), Tony Goldwyn (The Last Samurai), and Donald Sutherland (Klute). Last week, the film made $4,255 on each of its 2,703 screens for an opening weekend total of $11.5 million. But the movie will need to hold strong in the next few weeks if it hopes to earn back its entire $40 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $5.4 million this weekend.
Predicted to slip two places down from last week to number eight is No Country for Old Men directors Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit, a remake of the classic John Wayne film. The movie features 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. While the movie dropped 2.6% last week from the week before, it was seen on 344 less screens for a total of 3,120. The film earned $2,410 on each screen for a weekend total of about $7.5 million. In it's first six weeks of release the movie has now made $148.3 million, which far surpasses its initial $38 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $5.1 million this weekend.
Predicted to fall one spot back from last week to number nine is the new film from director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), Black Swan. The movie examines the competitive world of ballet. The film stars Natalie Portman (Garden State), Mila Kunis (The Book of Eli), Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands), Vincent Cassel (Ocean's Twelve), and Barbara Hershey (Beaches). While the movie fell 12.8% last week from the week before, it earned $2,211 on each of its 2,315 screens for a weekend total of about $5.1 million. In just over two months of release the movie has now made $90.7 million, which is over six times its initial $13 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $4.2 million this weekend.
Finally, predicted to fall three spots from last week to number ten is the latest film from director Ron Howard (Backdraft), the best-friends comedy, The Dilemma. The movie stars Vince Vaughn (Old School), Kevin James (Grown Ups), Jennifer Connelly (Blood Diamond), Winona Ryder (Black Swan), Channing Tatum (Dear John), and Queen Latifah (Chicago). While the movie fell 37.8% last week from the week before, it earned $1,953 on each of its 2,901 screens for a weekend total of about $5.6 million. In three weeks of release, the film has made about $40.8 million, which is just over half of its $70 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $3.4 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!