This weekend Oscar nominated films, The King’s Speech, True Grit, and Black Swan will battle with last week’s box office winner, No Strings Attached, while new releases, The Rite and The Mechanic try to sneak their way into the top five….
And now for our box office predictions…
#1 The Rite
There was a time when Anthony Hopkins was a box office draw, and this month the actor is headlining the obligatory mid-winter horror/thriller. No matter how dull or unimpressive it might seem, the buzz for The Rite has increased over the past few days and it should be able to land at the #1 spot this weekend.
Our Prediction: $14-16M Opening Weekend Box Office.
# 2 No Strings Attached
Last weekend, No Strings Attached was able to capitalize on the lack of competition and the Golden Globe win from Best Actress Natalie Portman. This weekend should be no different as the lack of competition, an Oscar nomination, and no new romantic comedies in sight (until Adam Sandler’s, Just Go With It), means No Strings Attached should hold onto the #2 spot this weekend.
Our Prediction: $11-11.5M Weekend Box Office.
# 3 The King’s Speech
With 12 Oscar Nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and a remarkable box office hold last weekend, The King’s Speech should be able to keep the momentum going to land at the # 3 spot this weekend.
Our Prediction: $9 Weekend Box Office.
#4 The Mechanic
From Crank to The Transporter franchises, Jason Statham has developed a loyal fan base that has produced solid opening weekends.This weekend should be no different as the CBS Films release should open at the #4 spot .
Our Prediction- $8M-8.5 Opening Weekend Box Office.
#5 The Green Hornet
With direct competition from The Mechanic, a somewhat decent hold last weekend, The Green Hornet should slip to the #5 spot.
Our Prediction: $7.5-8M Weekend Box Office.
Now for the rest of the top 10…
#6 True Grit
Our Prediction: $6.5M Weekend Box Office.
#7 Black Swan
Our Prediction: $5.5-6M Weekend Box Office.
#8 The Dilemma
Our Prediction:$5M Weekend Box Office.
#9 The Fighter
Our Prediction: $4M Weekend Box Office.
#10 Yogi Bear
Our Prediction: $2.5M Weekend Box Office