There’s a little something for everyone at the box office this weekend. If you’re a 4 or 40-year-old looking to have fun, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs is the animated-adventure for you. If you’re looking to satisfy that Megan Fox obsession you’ve been harboring since 2007, you can check her out in the overly sexual horror-comedy, Jennifer’s Body. For the more educated comedy audience you have Matt Damon disguising himself as an out of shape narc in Steven Soderbergh‘s The Informant! And lastly, if you’re into watching Jennifer Aniston in another romance filled film, Love Happens is for you.
So now the question is, which one of these differing films with take home the box office gold, and which will tank? All the evidence suggests that Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs will come out on top leaving Jennifer’s (broken) Body in its wake…
Sony‘s Meatballs is sure to attract and win the title, due to the family friendly moviegoers out there as well as it’s great reviews. According to pre-release tracking surveys THR, is anticipating an opening of $25 million-$30 million for the animated 3-D film. Although the studio’s last animated film (G-Force) fell more into the category of live-action and received very poor reviews, it still managed to rake $31.7 million opening week. Unlike its predecessor, Meatballs has received mostly positive reviews, its G-rating means that EVERYONE can enjoy it.
Megan Fox’s last film was both a smash and slump. It was the worst-reviewed $400 million dollar hit ever made. But Jennifer’s Body won’t have the fanboys lining up around the block. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Karyn Kusama‘s film is headed for a second-place bow in the low-teen millions and once word gets out that the film sucks, it will most likely drop even lower.
The film that will attract a bit of an more sophisticated (and therefore much smaller) crowd is Warner Bros. The Informant! Even with Damon’s star power, the odds are that is will more than likely come in, in the low millions. Love Happens is bound to attract many women, but not enough to keep the Universal picture from being a bust. How many times can we watch Jennifer Aniston find and lose love in a film?
Last weekend Tyler Perry‘s I Can Do Bad All by Myself dominated the box office, but with a low double-digit gross — $26.9 million. Although Meatballs and Jennifer’s Body are bound to kick Bad out of the number one spot, the film will still manage to snag more double digit millions.
Our Pick: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
What film will you go see this weekend? Do you agree with our pick, or do you think Jennifer’s bloody body will reign supreme?