The Immortals vanquished the competition this week when it was expected that either Jack and Jill or Puss In Boots will dominate. Relativity Media just had their big break because I just read that they had their biggest opening weekend ever (Limitless opened with $15M this year)! That’s good news for them because had this not performed well, it could bring the company to ashes.
Number One Movie Predicted Correctly: 0 Weeks in a Row (for the 2nd week in a row)
Number of Times I Nailed the Top 7: 5
#1 MOVIE THIS WEEK – IMMORTALS (1st Week) – Although the film earned less than half of what 300 raked in during its opening weekend, nobody expected it to match the epic. Instead, people think of Immortals as a film that saved Relativity from bankruptcy. Unfortunately, with a weak 38% Fresh rating at Rottentomatoes, you can’t expect it to do well in the next few weeks. That big Friday-to-Saturday fall is already a sign.
Predicted Gross: Rank 3, $20.5M /Actual Gross: $32.0M
Total Gross: $32.0M
#2 – JACK AND JILL (1st Week) – Well, look at that! Half a million more people watched Adam Sandler’s lowest-rated movie in RT ever than I expected! But compared to his previous works where he also does his crazy antics, Jack and Jill fared worse (critically and financially). I’m not surprised though. Looking at the movie poster you’d already know it’ll get a 3% fresh rating.
Predicted Gross: Rank 2, $22.2M /Actual Gross: $26.0M
Total Gross: $26.0M
#3 – Puss in Boots (3rd Week) – Right on Sandler’s tails is ma’ feline friend named Puss, who I thought was going to make a three-peat this week. But hey, it actually earned more than the $23.1M I predicted. I may not have guessed the #1 movie correctly this time, but I promise you this: Next week I’ll get it right, or else, I’ll quit blogging.
Predicted Gross: Rank 1, $23.1M /Actual Gross: $25.5M (-22.9%)
Total Gross: $108.8M
#4 – Tower Heist (2nd Week)
Predicted Gross: Rank 4, $12.5M /Actual Gross: $13.2M (-45.1%)
Total Gross: $43.9M
#5 – J. EDGAR (1st Week) – I was dead on with this one! J. Edgar neither impressed nor underperformed, which means it won’t be remembered by the general public at least until we hear that Leonardo DiCaprio’s nominated for Best Actor.
Predicted Gross: Rank 5, $11.2M /Actual Gross: $11.4M
Total Gross: $11.4M
#6 – A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (2nd Week) – Nailed this one too! The third entry to the franchise held better than its predecessor, but relatively it’s still trailing the second movie by $12M
Predicted Gross: Rank 6, $6.0M /Actual Gross: $5.9M (-54.5%)
Total Gross: $23.2M
#7 – In Time (3rd Week)
Predicted Gross: Rank 7, $4.5M /Actual Gross: $4.2M (-44.5%)
Total Gross: $30.7M
TOTAL SCORE: 5 out of 7, with a variance of $2.71428M per prediction
Total Weekend Gross: $135M, up $14M from the same weekend last year (Megamind was #1 for the 2nd week)