Monday, November 16, 2009

Box Office Predictions (11/20--11/22)

1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon - 137.3 Million - NEW
2. 2012 - 30 Million - -54%
3. Disney's A Christmas Carol - 18.5 Million - -17%
4. The Blind Side - 13.9 Million - NEW
5. Planet 51 - 12.7 Million - NEW
6. Precious- 10.7 Million - +182%
7. Couples Retreat - 2.6 Million - -39%
8. The Men Who Stare at Goats - 2.4 Million - -59%
9. Law Abiding Citizen - 2.2 Million - -41%
10. Michael Jackson's This Is It - 1.8 Million - -64%

Any weekend where a movie has a chance to break box office records is an interesting weekend. That's the case for the vomit inducing The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which definitely has a chance at breaking The Dark Knight's opening day. It's weekend may be a bigger challenge; yet, if the rabid tween fans go back for 2nds, 3rds and 4ths before the weekend is out, it has a chance.

Elsewhere, The Blind Side and Planet 51 look to scrounge up whatever's left from Twilight's devouring. Sandra Bullock's name should be enough to make TBS a relative success, but Planet 51 will remain overshadowed by the other films, as well as A Christmas Carol.

Next week is a 5-dayer: Old Dogs, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Road and Ninja Assassin

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