PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
While most people were predicting that Zack Snyder's computer animated 3D family film Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole would be the number one movie last weekend, they were surprised to find that "greed is still good" as Oliver Stone's long awaited sequel to his classic '80s film Wall Street, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps rose to the top of the box office with $19 million. But with three new movies entering the box office race this weekend including Oscar bait like David Fincher's The Social Network and the highly anticipated horror films Let Me In and Case 39 staring Renée Zellweger, Gordon Gekko may have some trouble defending his number one spot.
Predicted to debut at number one this weekend is in fact the new film from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button director David Fincher called The Social Network. The movie, which is about the founding of Facebook, stars a cast of excellent young actors that includes Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland), Andrew Garfield (Never Let Me Go), Rooney Mara (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Rashida Jones (I Love You, Man) and Justin Timberlake (Alpha Dog). Currently the movie, which is already earning Oscar buzz, has an average rating of a 3.4 on our site. Out of the nine people who have rated the film only three of them have given it five stars while the teaser trailer for the movie has had over 8,000 views. Here is what one of our readers had to say about the new movie: "A beautifully written tale expressing the irony that a man with five hundred million subscribers has nary a friend." The movie is predicted to earn $30 million this weekend in its debut.
Predicted to debut at number two this week is the much-talked-about new horror film from Cloverfield director Matt Reeves called Let Me In, which is based on the extremely popular Swedish film Let the Right One in. The movie stars Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Elias Koteas (The Thin Red Line) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 4.1 on our site. Out of the nine people who have rated the film five of them have given it five stars while the teaser trailer for the movie has had over 5,000 views. Here is what one of our readers had to say about the new movie: "Compared to the Swedish version, this one is bloodless." The movie is predicted to earn $15 million this weekend in its debut.
Predicted to drop two places from its debut last week to number three this week is Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the long-awaited sequel to director Oliver Stone's iconic '80s movie Wall Street. The film stars Michael Douglas reprising his Oscar winning role as Gordon Gekko and also features a talented cast of actors including Shia LaBeouf (Transformers), Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Susan Sarandon (The Lovely Bones), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon) and Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men). Last week the movie made $5,330 on each of its 3,565 screens for an opening weekend total of about $19 million. While the movie is predicted to earn an additional $10.7 million this weekend it will still be quite short of earning back its entire purported production budget of $70 million.
Predicted to fall one space back from last week to number four is the latest film from actor turned director Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone), which is already earning Oscar buzz called The Town. The bank robbery film that takes place in Boston stars a stellar cast of actors which in addition to Affleck himself includes Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Blake Lively (Gossip Girl), Rebecca Hall (Please Give) and Oscar winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation). While the movie dropped nearly 32.7% last week from its debut the week before, it was actually added in twenty-four new theaters this week and earned roughly $5,556 on each of its 2,885 screens for a weekend total of $16 million. In only two weeks the movie has made almost $50 million, which earns back its entire $37 million production budget and then some. The film is predicted to earn an additional $9.6 million this weekend.
Rounding off the top five and predicted to drop three spaces from its debut last week is the latest film from visionary director Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Dawn Of The Dead) called Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. The computer animated film about a group of heroic owls stars an all-star cast of voice actors including Oscar winners Helen Mirren (The Queen) and Geoffrey Rush (Shine) as well as Hugo Weaving (The Matrix), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Jim Sturgess (21), Emilie de Ravin (Lost) and Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch). Last week the movie made $4,569 on each of its 3,575 screens for an opening weekend total of around $16.3 million. For the most part the film has received extremely positive reviews but even if it continues to perform well in the next few weeks it will have a difficult time earning back its entire purported production budget of $100 million. The film is predicted to earn an additional $9.3 million this weekend.
The rest of the top ten films at the box office this weekend are predicted to look like this:
Predicted to fall two places from last week to number six is the Scarlet Letter themed high school comedy Easy a starring Emma Stone (Zombieland, Superbad). The film's talented cast also includes Oscar nominees Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April) and Thomas Haden Church (Sideways) as well as Lisa Kudrow (Friends), Penn Badgley ((Gossip Girl), Amanda Bynes (Hairspray) and screen legend Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange). While the movie dropped nearly 39.7% last week from its debut the previous week, it earned roughly $3,746 on each of its 2,856 screens for a weekend total of $10.7 million. Now in just two weeks the movie has made over $32 million, which earns back its entire $8 million production budget and then some. The film is predicted to earn an additional $6.7 million this weekend.
Predicted to have a disappointing debut at number seven this week is the new horror/thriller Case 39, which stars Renée Zellweger (Bridget Jones's Diary), Bradley Cooper (The A-Team) and Ian McShane (Death Race). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 4.1 on our site. Out of the seven people who have rated the film five of them have given it five stars while the teaser trailer for the movie has had over 4,000 views. Here is what one of our readers had to say about the new movie: "Case 39 is just a lame, cartoonish horror film with another evil child character involved." The movie is predicted to earn $6.3 million this weekend in its debut.
Predicted to drop three spots from its debut last week to number eight this week is the new romantic comedy You Again, about a young woman who must deal with the demons of her past when her brother marries her high school rival. The film stars a talented group of female performers including Kristen Bell (When in Rome), Odette Yustman (Rogues Gallery), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), Kristin Chenoweth (Four Christmases) and Betty White (The Proposal). The movie made $3,257 last week on each of its 2,548 screens for an opening weekend total of around $8.3 million, earning back almost half of its $20 million production budget. Unfortunately the film will still come short of that magic number this weekend as it is predicted to only earn an additional $4.3 million.
Predicted to fall three places from last week to number nine is the new supernatural thriller based on a story written by the film's producer, director M. Night Shyamalan, called Devil. The film stars Chris Messina (Greenberg), Geoffrey Arend ((500) Days of Summer), Caroline Dhavernas (The Switch), Jacob Vargas (Death Race), Bokeem Woodbine (Ray) and Matt Craven (The Clearing). While the movie dropped almost 46.2% last week from the previous week, it was actually seen in two additional theaters and still earned roughly $2,350 on each of its 2,811 screens for a weekend total of $6.6 million. Now in just three weeks the movie has made about $21.8 million earning back its entire $10 million production cost and then some. It is expected to earn an additional $3.2 million at the box office this weekend.
Finally, predicted to fall three places to number ten this week from last week is the fourth chapter of the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Afterlife, based on the popular video game. Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element) returns in the lead role and is accompanied by a talented cast of actors, which includes Ali Larter (Heroes), Wentworth Miller (Prison Break), Boris Kodjoe (Surrogates) and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy). While the movie dropped an astonishing 50.5% last week and was seen in 567 less theaters than the week before, it still managed to earn roughly $1,875 on each of its 2,642 screens for a weekend total of $4.9 million. In just over a month the movie has earned roughly $52 million, which is just shy of its initial $60 million production budget. It is expected to earn an additional $2.9 million at the box office 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!