The last film to take three weekend crowns in a row? Shrek Forever After. Additionally, the perfectly timed Alice in Wonderland put up a threepeat. And of course earlier in the year Avatar put together an insane seven weekend streak. That was a good time. But enough historical pontificating, let’s break this weekend right on down!
#1 movie predicted correctly: 6 Weeks In A Row
I predict about a million desperate parents with two kids each … but I’m pleased we’re teaching kids the value of revenge so early.
Prediction: $24.08 million
The biggest drop of the weekend, but that’s still only 40 percent.
Prediction: $21.6 million
Theoretically, Cats and Dogs should hurt it. But being a better film has to help at some point, right?
Prediction: $18.91 million
It’s just not very good. By Sunday the word will have gotten out.
Prediction: $18.84 million
I don’t believe Zac Efron is a big enough box-office draw at this point in his young career. I’m not saying it can’t happen, just that he’s not there yet.
Prediction: $13.57 million
$71m worldwide on a $150m budget. No matter how you do the accounting, that’s not good.
Prediction: $6.5 million
8. Toy Story 3
The only interesting factor left here is the domestic vs. foreign race. It’s still too close to call, $383m vs. $351m.
Prediction: $5.53 million
They played small ball with the budget, spending $15m to produce it, but they still need a ton more box office to feel good. $12m isn’t enough.
Prediction: $4.69 million
10. Grown Ups
None of us know where they spent the $80m, but they should at least break even. $160m worldwide, plus DVDs, plus a couple hundred plays on TBS and they are good to go.
Prediction: $4.68 million
How say you? Want to call a film not named Inception in the top spot? Am I too bearish or bullish on Dinner for Schmucks? Weigh in now, before we all wake up!