PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Last week, after two weeks at number two, the Coen Brother's True Grit finally unseated reigning champ Little Fockers to take the top spot on the charts. Unfortunately, its celebration will be cut short this week with two highly-anticipated new films vying for number one, including director Ron Howard's new comedy, The Dilemma and the super-hero movie The Green Hornet starring Seth Rogen. We expect both of these new films to shoot right up to the top of the box office charts.
Predicted to debut at number one this week 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). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 3.7 on our site. Out of the twenty-one people who have rated the film, ten of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 30,000 views. Here is what our official reviewer had to say about the movie, "An entertaining super-hero film that successfully balances humor with action and never takes itself too seriously. While Rogen is adequate in his role, it is Jay Chou and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz that really make the movie work." The movie is predicted to earn about $38.6 million in its opening week.
Predicted to debut at number two this week 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). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 4.5 on our site. Out of the four people who have rated the film, two gave it four stars and the other two gave it five stars, while the trailer for the film has had over 6,000 views. Here is what our official reviewer had to say about the movie, "What could have easily been a dumb and juvenile screwball comedy is instead a smart, mature and heart-warning film about the secrets in a marriage and between friends. Ron Howard elevates the movie to a higher level with his style of directing and some strong performances from Vince Vaughn and Kevin James." The movie is predicted to earn about $29.4 million in its opening week.
Predicted to drop down two places from last week to 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. Last week the movie dropped 38.6% from the week before and was added on 41 screens for a total of 3,124. The film earned $4,802 on each screen for a weekend total of about $15 million. In it's first three weeks of release the movie has now made $110 million, which earns back almost three times its initial $38 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $11.3 million this weekend.
Predicted to slip two places from last week to number four, 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). While the movie dropped 46.5% last week from the previous week, it was added on 121 screens for a total of 3,675. The film earned $3,750 on each screen for a weekend total of about $13.7 million. In it's first three weeks of release the movie has now made $123 million, which earns back its entire $100 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $8.8 million this weekend.
Predicted to hold strong at number five, for the second week in a row, is the new film from director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), Black Swan. The movie examines the competitive world of ballet. The film 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). While the movie fell 6.0% last week from the week before, it earned $5,271 on each of its 1,584 screens for a weekend total of about $8.3 million. In just six weeks of release the movie has now made $61.4 million, which is over four times its initial $13 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $8.2 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 places from last week to number six 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 fell 47.7% from the previous week but still managed to earn $3,254 on each of its 3,013 screens, for a weekend total of about $9.8 million. In just over a month of release the movie has now made $147.9 million, which almost earns back its entire $170 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $7.5 million this weekend.
Predicted to move up one place from last week to number seven, partly due to good word-of-mouth, is the Oscar bait, 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 dropped 17.5% last week from the week before, it added fifty-eight theaters for a total of 758. The movie earned $8,462 on each screen for a weekend total of $6.4 million. In just under two months of release, the film has now earned a total of $32.8 million at the box office, which is more than double its initial $15 million production costs. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $6.6 million this weekend.
Predicted to slip back one place from last week to number eight 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 dropped 30.0% from the week before and was shown on 6 less screens, for a total of 2,528. It earned $2,770 in each theater for a weekend total of $7 million. In addition to several Golden Globe nominations the film has now earned 57.8 million in five weeks of release, which exceeds its $25 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $6.3 million this weekend.
Predicted to drop a dramatic six places from its debut last week to number nine, is the new supernatural thriller from director Dominic Sena (Whiteout), Season of the Witch. The film stars Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Ulrich Thomsen (Centurion), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire) and screen legend Christopher Lee (The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers). Last week the film made $3,809 on each of its 2,816 screens for an opening weekend total of $ 10.7 million. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $5.3 million this weekend, which won't even put it close to earning back its entire $40 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $5.3 million this weekend.
Finally, predicted to round off the top ten and fall four places from last week is the new musical drama Country Strong, from The Greatest director, Shana Feste. The movie stars Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love), Tim McGraw (The Blind Side), Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) and Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl). Last week the movie rose an amazing 17,550.9% from the week before and was added in 1,422 theaters, for a total of 1,424. The film earned $5,145 on each screen for a weekend total of $7.3 million. In three weeks of release the movie has earned a total of $7.4 million, which is just about half of the film's $15 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $5.2 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!