Thursday, July 14, 2011

Box Office Forecaster - 07/15/11

Want to know what's opening in theatre's this weekend? Use our handy guide to determine what you should see and skip before you head out.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint
Current Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%
Opening Weekend Prediction: $136 Million
Who's Going to See It?: Pretty much everyone. This is the final film in the Harry Potter series and even if you never read the books you'll be curious to see how it ends.
Should You Go See It?: Of course, this is getting some of the best reviews of the year. It's recommended that you wait a week or two to go see this one in the theatre. The theatres are going to be packed with everything from screaming kids to dorks dressed up like Harry Potter. The Potter die-hards will be out in full force this weekend. If you hate crowds like I do try and catch this one on Monday night next week.

Voices of: John Cleese, Craig Ferguson, and a bunch of people you've never heard of
Current Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%
Opening Weekend Prediction: $31 Million
Who's Going to See It? People who couldn't get into Harry Potter since it was sold out and middle aged women who have Winnie the Pooh crap in their car and office cubicle.
Should You Go See It? It's nice to see a traditional hand-drawn animated movie. The unfortunate thing is that the running time for this movie is only 69 minutes. That is one short movie and you have to wonder if it's worth paying to see in the theatre.

Your Best Bet This Weekend

Horrible Bosses
I would normally say go see Harry Potter but let's face it, every showing will be sold out and you'll have to spend over two hours sitting next to some stranger who will use part of your arm rest for the entire movie. Instead show your support for this comedy that's getting great reviews and looks hilarious. If you haven't already, check out the red band trailer below.

Top 5 Movie Estimates
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two - $136 million (1)
2. Winnie the Pooh - $31 million (1)
3. Transformers: Dark of the Moon - $27 million (3)
4. Horrible Bosses - $17 million (2)
5. Cars 2 - $7 million (4)
(numbers in brackets represent number of weeks in release)

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