With moviegoers eyes glued to the Oscar’s this Sunday, Owen Wilson, Nicolas Cage, and a slew of leftovers will all vie for the number one spot at the box office this weekend. Owen Wilson, SNL Star Jason Sudeikis will attempt to score a solid opening with Hall Pass, while Nicolas Cage tries to avoid a bomb at the box office with his latest release Drive Angry Shot In 3D. All in all, it should be a somewhat slow weekend.
And Now For Our Predictions…
This Elton John Produced kid’s animated flick has come out of nowhere to become a solid box office performer over the past few weeks. With the lack of any real competition, small weekend to weekend declines, Gnomeo & Juliet could rise and claim the number one spot this weekend at the box office.
Our Prediction: $14-15M Weekend Box Office.
Liam Neeson showed last week that he is rapidly becoming the new Harrison Ford as this adult action thriller opened with a solid box office take. With the lack of competition and options for adult movie goers look for Unknown to hold steady at the #2 spot this weekend.
Our Prediction: $13-14M Weekend Box Office.
#3 Hall Pass
Once the kings of comedy with hits like Dumb & Dumber to There’s Something About Mary, The Farrelly Brothers have seen their star power and box office prowess diminish with such duds as Fever Pitch and Stuck On You. With competition from Just Go With It, Big Mommas House, Hall Pass should see a modest opening at best. The Owen Wilson/Jason Sudeikis comedy should land at the # 3 spot this weekend.
Our Prediction: $ 12M Opening Weekend Box Office
Nicolas Cage is a wild card when it comes to how well his films will open at the box office and this weekend should be no different. Just last month, Cage’s Season Of The Witch was another in the trend of under-performing Nicolas Cage vehicles. Cage’s only saving Grace is the action films higher 3D ticket prices which will help land Drive Angry at the # 4 spot this weekend.
Our Prediction: $11M Opening Weekend Box Office.
#5. Just Go With It
The Adam Sandler/Jennifer Anistion comedy has been holding up quite well despite competition from new releases such as Big Momma’s House etc, once again showing the true star power of Adam Sandler. With modest competition from Hall Pass, look for Just Go With It to dip to the #5 spot and come closer to becoming another $100M blockbuster for Mr.Sandler.
Our Prediction: $10 Opening Weekend Box Office.
The Rest Of The Top 10
Our Prediction: $9M Weekend Box Office.
Our Prediction: $8M Weekend Box Office.
Our Prediction: $6.5m Weekend Box Office.
# 9 Never Say Never
Our Prediction: $6M Weekend Box Office.
#10 The Roommate
Our Prediction: $2.5M Weekend Box Office.