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Box Office Preview - October 24, 2008

Movie of the WEAK?!

Pride and Glory
Plot: One family has a long history of New York City Police officers. The family’s moral codes are tested when Ray (Edward Norton), investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law (Colin Farrell).
Buzz: Norton is on the short list for top American actor and Farrell can do it (In Bruges) so we’ll see what director Gavin O’Connor (Tumbleweeds, Miracle) can do with this gritty cop drama.

Also Opening:
Saw V
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D (re-release)
- In Chicago

I am happy and confident to report that Saw V will not win the box office this weekend. But the fact that it will be taken over by HSM 3 ... should I really feel good about any of this?

Actually, I have an amazing confession to make ... I have never seen one Saw or High School Music film in my middle-aged lifetime ... Is 32 really middle aged? Wow, I need a moment.

With McLaughlin giving a high score to HSM and De Salvo thinking mediocre thoughts about Pride and Glory -- maybe the movie of the week should actually be about high school basketball players who dance their way to victory ... or so I've heard.

And now it's time to play...

TSR's Box Office Challenge.

Simply pick the Top 5 movies at the box office this weekend (in the correct order).

It's week 6 now, and so far Bayer has only hit 4/5 in a week. No one has been perfect.
Those readers who hit 5 out of 5 will be added to the BOX OFFICE WALL OF FAME ... or something like that. I haven't perfected the title.

And to help you along, here are the 10 films with the most screenings this weekend.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Max Payne
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Saw V
Pride & Glory
Body of Lies
The Secret Life of Bees
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Bayer's bet -

1. HSM 3
2. Saw 5
3. Max Payne
4. Pride & Glory
5. Beverly Hills Chihuahua

What have you got?

High School Musical 3: Senior Year