It’s another limbo weekend with the holiday looming, how low can this field go? It’s anyone’s ballgame at the top spot with three legitimate contenders for the crown. Note: projections are for the three-day weekend. Let’s break it down!
#1 movie predicted correctly: 0 Weeks In A Row
Riddle me this: why will this do significantly better than Piranha 3-D? The only thing going for it is the 2-D factor. Perhaps grindhouse fans don’t want to spend the surplus Piranha was charging?
Prediction: $13.25 million
3. The American
A film that’s being marketed at odds with what it actually is. I didn’t. We’ll see this weekend if it catches on with the general public.
Prediction: $11.292 million
It’s a race for the biggest dip of the weekend between this and …
Prediction: $9.776 million
The drop should be somewhere from 52 to 54 percent for each of them. Which was more frontloaded?
Prediction: $9.435 million
Toy Story 3 is gaining 1,000 theaters this weekend. What’s going on there? Are they the bargain kind?
Prediction: $5.716 million
Should I see this again? I can be assured the theater will be mostly empty if I do.
Prediction: $3.209 million
Thank goodness for all those international dollars.
Prediction: $2.938 million
You can’t keep a good Nolan down!
Prediction: $2.81 million
10. Eat Pray Love
I envision myself doing two out of three of these this weekend.
Prediction: $2.542 million
There’s pretty much no prediction that will be massively outlandish this weekend … unless you’re going $20m in the top spot. Other than that, arguments can be made for Clooney, Trejo, and Barrymoore. Which leaves us in your capable hands, gentle commenters!