Box-Office Oracle: Oct. 10 – Oct. 12, 2008

#1 movie predicted correctly: 3 Weeks in a Row
It’s a good film, but the tracking is off and I think people are still freaked out about anything involving “Iraq.” I don’t know why I quoted Iraq there. Deal with it. Anyhow, I’m going lower than the general consensus here.
Estimate: $16.9 million
I like a 53% bleed because City of Ember will grab some kiddie bucks. You can’t beat that logic. Or your children.
Estimate: $13.8 million
I don’t think anyone really wants to see this. We’re on the verge of electing our first minority as Prez – who wants to dip back 50 years? Not me. Plus I could just watch real football on television. Can we just get a non-subtext / message football film anytime soon? Even Varsity Blues had a silly message. I’m starting to hate messages.
Estimate: $12.2 million
I love that they are using Hammond quotes. Or is it AICN? Whatever the case, Caruso is living a charmed life.
Estimate: $10.1 million
An oddly placed horror film. They had to get out of the way of Saw V, I get that, but maybe they should have just scrapped the whole idea.
Estimate: $9.9 million
No one has heard of this film. Anywhere. In the world. Still, it’s a young adult film in a time where parents need a break. So it will make moderate dollars.
Estimate: $9.0 million
I was reading about the Placebo Effect today and it’s even more crazy than you’d think. For instance, did you know up to 35% of our medicines might be based only on the Placebo Effect? That’s crazed, right?
Estimate: $5.9 million
If you make a period piece, they will come. It’s been true since the days of Remains of the Day.
Estimate: $4.4 million
I saw Joel McHale making fun of this one too. And why not? It was a terrible idea that they ran with. Horses on the beach indeed.
Estimate: $3.9 million
I’ve been telling people to see this but nobody really listens. It’s okay. Not like I do this for a living or anything. Seriously, enjoy Beverly Hills Chihuahua. We deserve it.
Estimate: $2.8 million