Okay… Round 8. Can any movie knock-out the power of Avatar? We have two new releases this weekend. One’s a romance film by the author who brought us The Notebook, and the other is a blow-’em-up, action flick. Which will audiences flock to?
For those teenage girls looking for a melodramatic romance film starring two beautiful actors in Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum, Dear John is the movie for them. Nicholas Sparks has authored some memorable romance flicks such as The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Nights in Rodanthe. I believe his name is enough of a sell for some romance-lovers. The film will face a little competition with When in Rome, but I have a pretty strong feeling that this film will do well (unless this snow storm on the East coast has something to say about that).
The other film released this weekend is From Paris With Love starring John Travolta who teams up with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as they battle it out with terrorists. Here’s the film for those bad-ass action lovers. Or if you really like John Travolta. This film has competition with other action movies like Avatar, Edge of Darkness, and The Book of Eli, which might hurt its box office.
Here are my predictions:
1. Avatar – $25 million
2. Dear John – $18 million
3. From Paris With Love – $13 million
4. Edge of Darkness – $10 million
5. When in Rome – $6 million