Box Office Predictions (Jan. 15-17)

January 15, 2010

This will mark Avatar’s fifth weekend since its release.  Do you think it still has the chops to win another box office weekend?

Its greatest competitor this weekend is the post-apacalyptic thriller, The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington.  I don’t have any urge to go see this film, but Denzel has proven to be an actor that could draw in large crowds.  But will it be enough to topple over the almighty Avatar?

The other new release this weekend is The Spy Next Door, starring Jackie Chan in a family film with some light martial arts to boot.  While the run of Alvin and the Chipmunks is coming to an end, the audience will probably be split with The Spy Next Door.

And then there’s Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Lovely Bones receiving a wide release.  Based on the best-selling novel, there might be a fanbase for the film but the mixed reviews has not helped the movie.  See my disappointed review of the film here.

My Predictions:

1.  Avatar – $42 million
2.  The Book of Eli – $27 million
3.  Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel – $13 million
4.  Sherlock Holmes – $12 million
5.  The Lovely Bones – $12 million


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