Box Office Predictions (Sept. 25-27)

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Last weekend, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs rained on the box office with $30 million, which landed the top spot.  It’s going to be a tough task for any of the three new releases to take the top spot from the kiddie-animation.

First, there is Surrogates starring Bruce Willis in a sci-fi/thriller about villain who kills people through robots.  The friendly PG-13 rating and the big-name movie star could be its ticket to the top.  Debuting in about 2,700 theaters, let’s see how well it does.

One concern for the success of Surrogates lies in the release of Pandorum during the same weekend.  Pandorum stars Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster as astronauts who wake up with no memory on a deserted and dangerous spaceship.  It’s a sci-fi/horror with an R-rating.  I feel more people will be interested in Surrogates, but Pandorum could create direct competition.

Finally, the musical remake of Fame, a story of aspiring New York dancers.  Its demographic will be towards young teenage girls, since the teenage boys will be seeing Surrogates.  Or maybe some tweens will get this mixed up with another High School Musical?  Nah… debuting in about 3,000 theaters, expect Fame to make the Top 5.

Here are our predictions…

My Predictions:

1.  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – $21 million
2.  Surrogates – $18 million
3.  Fame – $12 million
4.  Pandorum – $7 million
5.  The Informant! – $6 million

Phil’s Predictions:

1.  Surrogates – $30 million
2.  Fame – $23 million
3.  Pandorum – $18 million
4.  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – $14 million
5.  The Informant! – $5 million

Sheehan’s Predictions:

1.  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – $22 million
2.  Surrogates – $20 million
3.  Pandorum – $12 million
4.  The Informant! – $9 million
5.  Fame – $8 million

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