1.) Just Go With It – With a budget of $80M, I don’t think studios will be happy. Even so, Sandler’s number of $100M hits grow to 11, while Jennifer Aniston breaks the curse of her recent flops (The Bounty Hunter), proving that she still has enough star power to prevent a kid from reaching the top. And that kid is…
Predicted Outcome: Rank 1, $34.2M
Actual Gross: $31M
Total Gross: $31M
2.) Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – Bieber fever propelled female audiences to give an “A+” Cinemascore, that’s even higher than The Social Network and Inception! Bieber crushes The Jonas Brothers but falls against the queen of 3D concerts, Miley Cyrus by $0.9M. Too bad.
Predicted Outcome: Rank 2, $30M
Actual Gross: $30.3M
Total Gross: $30.3M
3.) Gnomeo and Juliet – Apparently, kids wanted to see this movie. It’s gross doubled my prediction, so I’m starting to lose confidence after almost nailing the top 2 slots. Damn! The next animated movie is Rango, but that’s still in March, so I guess G&J has a shot to be the first movie to reach $100M this year. Yikes!
Predicted Outcome: Rank 3, $12.5M
Actual Gross: $25.5M
Total Gross: $25.5M
4.) The Eagle – Unlike the number three movie, this one underperformed. I knew I was bullish with my double-digit prediction, I just thought Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell had enough star quality to rake in the dollars. Too bad.
Predicted Outcome: Rank 4, $11M
Actual Gross: $8.6M
Total Gross: $8.6M
5.) The Roommate – 5 for 5 and still going strong! Actually, The Roommate dropped a little smaller than I expected. It’s not normal for a horror movie to fall by less than 50%, but I guess the flick was hot enough to ease by only 44%.
Predicted Outcome: Rank 5, $7.2M
Actual Gross: $8.4M
Total Gross: $26.1M
6.) The King’s Speech – Damn it! I was this close from nailing the top seven. This will reflect on my stats. Anyway, The King’s Speech is my bet for Best Picture, even though I think The Social Network or Inception deserves it more. But what can I do? I’m just a blogger sharing my opinions. Sigh… Oh, and it only dropped 3%, good job! It’s about to reach $100M too, along with Black Swan. The line-up of the Best Picture nominees are benefiting from the drought of good movies, about 5 films are set to crack $100M!
Predicted Outcome: Rank 7, $5.9M
Actual Gross: $7.4M
Total Gross: $93.9M
7.) No Strings Attached – If only more couples watched this movie…Oh man, I was so close. It only dropped by 30%, even so, it’s not enough to beat the King. With a $25M budget, I hope the studio’s happy with this one.
Predicted Outcome: Rank 6, $6M
Actual Gross: $5.6M
Total Gross: $59.9M