Box Office Challenge
Hitting the screens this weekend ...
Tangled (Wednesday) Burlesque (Wednesday) Love and Other Drugs (Wednesday) Faster (Wednesday) The King's Speech (limited)
Now that the tryptophan has worn off and the holiday weekend is settling in, it's time to play Box Office Challenge! Which will be the lucky movie used to avoid spending quality time with the family this weekend?
Considering it's stellar opening, I'm not sure movie-goers are done with Harry Potter just yet. My money is on the wizards taking the weekend again, for its second week in a row.
My guess for a close second has got to be Disney's latest pet project, Tangled. Once again, keeping the whole family happy this holiday weekend will pay off big time when it comes to box office returns. Plus, as an impartial judge, it just looks so damn cute!
Cher and Christina Aguilera may have to work it extra hard this weekend with all the new releases, but the two have some pretty devoted fans and that just might be enough to secure them a spot at number three.
Then again, with all these new releases, it's important not to forget those damn 3D movies with those unbelievable 3D prices. Megamind has been quite a box office charmer and being one of the few 3D movies out this time of year, it seems safe to guess that it'll make an appearance this weekend at number four.
Finally, Love and Other Drugs has the critical acclaim (and Oscar buzz) to do it some good, but does it have the commercial appeal sold? That remains to be seen, but my guess is that attendance will be pretty weak for this one. But then again, like Anne Hathaway showed us with Rachel Getting Married, you don't have to be a commercial success to get the Oscar nod.
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). Also guess how many millions the #1 movie will make.
It’s harder than you think. If you don’t believe, let’s see what your answers are.
My prediction for the weekend of Nov. 26 - 28 …
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 ($43 million)
5. Love and Other Drugs
So what are your Top 5 at the box office this weekend?