The second weekend of September has a variety of new releases that’ll hopefully do better than last week’s.
First up, Tyler Perry is back with I Can Do Bad All By Myself. If there’s something that I’ve learned, it’s never bet against Tyler Perry. He has a brand that fits perfectly to the targeted demographic he aims at. Opening in only about 2,200 theaters, Perry’s new film has a good shot at topping the box office.
Next is the animated, sci-fi, adventure from producer Tim Burton titled 9. The 77-minute, animated feature is rated PG-13. I think the rating will actually hurt its box office result because it’s less family-friendly and more youth-adult oriented. Nonetheless, this post-apocayptic film has been receiving mixed reviews. Opening in less than 2,000 theaters, this is a tough movie to predict.
Aside from the comedy and animated/adventure releases, there’s a teen-horror flick out this weekend, Sorority Row. The R-rated, slasher flick hopes to continue the horror genre’s success this year. Hey, a bunch of hot chicks running for their lives from a killer? Sounds entertaining enough.
Finally, the Kate Beckinsale mystery/thriller, Whiteout, hits the screens this weekend. The film had very little advertising during the weeks leading up to its release, which is why I believe this film is bound to flop. Opening in over 2,700 theaters this weekend, expect this film to crash and burn.
Here are our predictions…
1. Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself – $20 million
2. Sorority Row – $15 million
3. 9 – $14 million
4. Inglourious Basterds – $8 million
5. Whiteout – $7 million
1. 9 – $25 million
2. Sorority Row – $20 million
3. Whiteout – $14 million
4. The Final Destination – $12 million
5. Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself – $10 million
1. Sorority Row – $25 million
2. Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself – $20 million
3. 9 – $18 million
4. The Final Destination – $7 million
5. Inglourious Basterds – $7 million