Solitary Man (limited) Allen's TSR - 8/10
I’m thinking it might be a slow week at the megaplex this weekend, with only two new releases due out and the World Cup fighting for attention. For fans of Bradley Cooper or the recent revival of TV show to big screen adaptations, this weekend offers The A-Team. In the other corner is the remake of the popular 80s flick, The Karate Kid.
Let’s start off by dispelling any myths people may have about this weekend at the box office. It doesn’t look like Shrek Forever After is going anywhere. Even if not everyone loved it, such as our very own Mr. Allen, it’s the only flick out there working the 3D market so it’s got that going for it, plus family-friendly never seems to hurt a movie too much, all Marmaduke box office casualties aside.
I - Jeff Bayer, creator and owner of The Scorecard Review - would like to add my two cents. Mainly, Kersten is crazy. The A-Team is going to be first, followed by The Karate Kid. That is all.
Still, there’s room at the top for The A-Team which I’m betting will take second place. It’s got a lot going for it. Maybe not plot wise, but Bradley Cooper, or maybe his abs, will definitely be working overtime this weekend.
As for The Karate Kid, which has already stirred up some controversy prior to its release, it seems it can expect a modest opening weekend. The controversy over the title and the lackluster reviews don’t lend themselves to this being a breakaway hit, but who knows? This weekend, it could be anyone’s game.
In fourth place, I’m thinking Get Him to the Greek has as good a chance as any. Despite a slight decline in box office sales throughout the week, it has held its own amongst the competition.
Finally, looks like Killers won’t be making a killing at the box office. I’m predicting the Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl action comedy will round out the list at number five.
Each week we’ll take a look at the box office and see if we can’t nail the Top 5 films (in correct order).
It’s harder than you think. If you don’t believe, let’s see what your answers are.
My prediction for the weekend of May 7 – May 9 …
1. Shrek Forever After
2. The A-Team
3. The Karate Kid
4. Get Him to the Greek
So what are your Top 5 at the box office this weekend?