Studio Estimates for Jan. 16-19:
1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop – $39 million
2. Gran Torino – $26.2 million
3. My Bloody Valentine: 3-D – $24.2 million
4. Notorious – $24 million
5. Hotel for Dogs – $22.5 million
Well this MLK weekend sure was a good one for the box office, a lot better than I expected. Good work from our new predictor, Chris, who nailed the box office winner in Paul Blart: Mall Cop. I was the only one to predict all Top 5 films although my gross predictions were quite off.
What’s in store for next week? Well we have two new wide releases for you fantasy lovers: Inkheart and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Also, The Dark Knight is re-released, and a number of Oscar-contenders are expanding to more theaters.
Check out our predictions on Friday.