Box Office Predictions (August 21-23)

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As Summer is winding down, the studios are still bumping out multiple wide releases trying to cash in.

First, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds starring Brad Pitt as the leader of a pack of Nazi killers during World War II.  The reviews are very positive with some critics praising it’s Tarantino’s best film since Pulp Fiction.  But how public-friendly is this 153-minute war saga?

Next is Robert Rodriguez’ PG-rated family film, Shorts.  The premise is that a group of boys stumble upon a magical rock that grants wishes, although it’s not exactly what they want.  This is the kid film with the best chance of landing a Top 5 spot in my opinion.

Then there’s Post Grad, starring Alexis Bledel in this PG-13 teenie-chick-flick.  Haven’t heard much about this film?  You’re not alone.  It’s opening in less than 2,000 theaters.  With no major stars and unfriendly reviews, I’d be surprised if this film makes the Top 5.

Finally, a documentary in 3-D?!  X-Games 3-D: The Movie drops in over 1,000 theaters this weekend.  What’s it about?  Just a doc showing the number of X-Games athletes competing in their sports.  Probably includes behind-the-scene footage… and hopefully some nasty spills.

Here are our predictions…

My Predictions:

1.  Inglourious Basterds – $33 million
2.  District 9 – $19 million
3.  Shorts – $14 million
4.  G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – $10 million
5.  The Time Traveler’s Wife – $9 million

Phil’s Predictions:

1.  Inglourious Basterds – $30 million
2.  District 9 – $18 million
3.  The Time Traveler’s Wife – $10 million
4.  Post Grad – $8 million
5.  Julie & Julia – $5 million

Sheehan’s Predictions:

1.  Inglourious Basterds – $40 million
2.  District 9 – $33 million
3.  G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – $19 million
4.  Shorts – $18 million
5.  The Time Traveler’s Wife – $15 million

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One Response to Box Office Predictions (August 21-23)

  1. Danielle says:

    Inglourious Basterds is totally going to do well this weekend. I went today at 1 p.m. to beat the heat, and the theater was packed. On a weekday. Matinee. Also, it was really good. I was actually surprised at how much I liked it.

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