Box Office Predictions (Jan. 23-25)

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So the Oscar nominations were announced yesterday, which should give those films an extra boost in the box office… especially those that are getting a wider release such as Frost/Nixon, Revolutionary Road, Slumdog Millionaire, Rachel Getting Married, and The Wrestler.  But the two new releases this weekend should compete against each other, and last weekend’s winner Paul Blart: Mall Cop, for the new crown.

The third installment of the Underworld franchise, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, hits the big screen.  Without star Kate Beckinsale, I wonder if there are any fans left in the Underworld series.  This release is the prequel to the 2003 film that should explain the rival between vampires and werewolves.  This R-rated action/fantasy should gross around $20 million.

And then there’s Inkheart, the Brendan Fraser family/adventure/fantasy film.  Is it me or has he been doing a lot of these lately?  I mean with all the Mummy movies and then Journey to the Center of the Earth… I can’t think of another film he’s done in the past three years.  Anyway, Inkheart will be competing against other family films out like Hotel for Dogs and Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which should bump it out of the Top 5.

Here are my predictions:

1.  Underworld: Rise of the Lycans – $22 million
2.  Paul Blart: Mall Cop – $18 million
3.  Gran Torino – $14 million
4.  Notorious – $10 million
5.  Slumdog Millionaire – $9 million

Chris’s predictions:

1.  Underworld: Rise of the Lycans – $25 million
2.  Notorious – $19 million
3.  Paul Blart: Mall Cop – $18 million
4.  My Bloody Valentine – $15 million
5.  Inkheart – $12 million

Check back Monday for the box office results.

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One Response to Box Office Predictions (Jan. 23-25)

  1. Dan says:

    “Without star Kate Beckinsale, I wonder if there are any fans left in the Underworld series.”

    Suicide.

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