Box Office Predictions (Nov. 6-8)

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The first November weekend is full of new releases for all sorts of movie-goers.  Don’t believe me?  Come see for yourself.

First off, Robert Zemeckis is back again with his third straight animation film.  This time it’s Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey.  You can find this movie in 2D or 3D, in IMAX or digital screens.  Needless to say, this movie is going to be everywhere.  Expect this classic story retold to make a big splash in this weekend’s box office.

Next, the R-rated semi-war film The Men Who Stare At Goats starring a powerful collection of actors in George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey.  With mixed reviews, the movie will be relying on the acting power alone to sell to the public because let’s face it, we’re all tired of war films by now.

Hoping to capitalize (or confuse) on the success of Paranormal Activity comes The Fourth Kind starring Milla Jovovich.  This PG-13 horror film has a feel of Paranormal Activity with its use of seemingly real footage of people who have been abducted by aliens.  Poor reviews have been pouring in for this film, but that never stops the crowd from seeing a horror movie.

And finally, the thriller based on a Twilight Zone episode, The Box, stars Cameron Diaz with James Marsden and Frank Langella.  Again, this is another movie that has been receiving mixed reviews, which might hamper its box office success.  Let’s see if Diaz can pull her star power to reach the Top 5.

Here are our predictions…

My Predictions:

1.  A Christmas Carol – $40 million
2.  The Fourth Kind – $15 million
3.  This Is It – $12 million
4.  The Men Who Stares At Goats – $10 million
5.  Paranormal Activity – $9 million

Dan’s Predictions:

1.  The Fourth Kind – $18 million
2.  The Men Who Stares At Goats – $13 million
3.  A Christmas Carol – $12 million
4.  This Is It – $11 million
5.  Paranormal Activity – $8 million

Phil’s Predictions:

1.  A Christmas Carol – $30 million
2.  The Fourth Kind – $23 million
3.  This Is It – $15 million
4.  The Men Who Stares At Goats – $10 million
5.  The Box – $8 million

Sheehan’s Predictions:

1.  This Is It – $20 million
2.  A Christmas Carol – $19 million
3.  The Box – $18 million
4.  The Fourth Kind – $15 million
5.  Paranormal Activity – $13 million

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