Box-Office Oracle: Nov. 18 – Nov. 20


Adios Chicken Little, hello Hary Potter and the Goblet of Fire!

This is going to be a massive box office weekend. You heard it here first. If you head to the theater you’d better swing in on a vine, Tarzan style. I’m predicting big things after months of running the most conservative oracle this side of Pat Robertson.

1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 96.5m
I know, I know, that’s a lot of cash for a movie about a wizard. BUT, as it turns out this is the fourth one in the series!

2. Walk the Line 26.6m
I loved it, and I think it provides a nice alternative for all those beleaguered parents out there. The only thing that might hurt it is that pesky running time.

3. Chicken Little 14.0m
Once Harry Potter sells out parents will be turning to this film, like Moths to a secondary flame.

4. Zathura 7.1m
Once parents can’t get into… ah, well you get the idea. Wasn’t this movie a game first? Could this idea spread? What about Monopoly: The Quest for Free Parking.

5. Jarhead 6.5m
We’re at war with terrorism, we’re at war with racism… we’re at war with ourselves. Well, you are. I’m pretty content over here.

6. Get Rich or Die Trying 6.3m
If we based it on the first week then 50 cent would have to die right? I don’t make the rules here people…

7. Derailed 4.9m
I wonder if they considered Unrailed? If you are going to make a stinker at least butcher the language too.

8. Saw II 2.9m
They’ve already confirmed Saw III and I’ve heard a board game is on the way. It does NOT, I repeat, does not come with an actual saw. Parents, breathe easy.

9. The Legend of Zorro 1.9m
One thing the legend didn’t have was staying power. Then again how much could it have cost? Not a ton of special effects in ol’ Mexico.

10. Good Night and Good Luck 1.9m
A fun thing to do is say Good Night, and Good Luck to loved ones before going to bed. If you want to throw them a hardball interview beforehand that’s up to you.

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Weekend: Nov. 15, 2018, Nov. 18, 2018

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