Box Office Predictions (Oct. 23-25)

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This weekend we got four new releases hitting the theaters that offer a different genre for each.  So needless to say, there’s something for everyone to see this weekend!

First off, it wouldn’t be Halloween without the newest installment of the Saw franchise.  Saw VI will offer the torture-porn to anyone who still enjoys it.  I don’t know about you, but I stopped watching these movies a while ago.  But I bet that most people who go see Saw VI haven’t seen all the Saw movies, so I guess it doesn’t matter.  As long as it’s making money, there will be a new Saw movie every year.  Even with some competition, Saw VI should do well at the box office.

Next… a PG-13 vampire movie that isn’t a part of the Twilight Saga?  That’s what Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant is.  Starring John C. Reilly and based on a series of books, there should be a decent crowd out there for this film.  There’s a slight chance this film will crack the Top 5.

Based off the popular Japanese comic series, Astro Boy looks to explode into theaters and provide a family-fun adventure.  The problem is that it’s running into some steep PG-rated competition with Where the Wild Things Are and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  Let’s see if Astroboy can soar past those films to the Top 5.

And finally, the biopic Amelia hits more than 800 theaters trying to become a serious Oscar contender.  With director Mira Nair and two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank starring, you would think it has a shot… but with very poor reviews from critics, it seems like that plane has crashed.  Don’t expect much from Amelia.

Now it’s time for our predictions…

My Predictions:

1.  Saw VI – $28 million
2.  Paranormal Activity – $20 million
3.  Where the Wild Things Are – $18 million
4.  Law Abiding Citizen – $12 million
5.  Astroboy – $11 million

Sheehan’s Predictions:

1.  Saw VI – $35 million
2.  Where the Wild Things Are – $29 million
3.  Law Abiding Citizen – $19 million
4.  Paranormal Activity – $16 million
5.  Cirques Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant – $15 million

Dan’s Predictions:

1.  Saw VI – $26 million
2.  Where the Wild Things Are – $21 million
3.  Astro Boy – $15 million
4.  Law Abiding Citizen – $11 million
5.  Amelia – $10 million

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