I have to face the facts. I have been terrible when it comes to picking the money amount for films at the box office. I have done well with the order, but I have been way off on the weekend grosses. Last week Paranormal Activity 4 came in low of expectations, Alex Cross made Tyler Perry rethink ditching the drag and Argo as I predicted held strong. Some Prognosticators think Argo could actually swoop in and finally take the box office crown during a slow pre Halloween weekend. One thing is for sure. None of the films in theaters this weekend will go over $15 million dollars at the box office.
Lets get the two films out of the way first that are trying to cash in on the Halloween season. Fun Size is a rare teen flick about a girl whose Halloween plans are ruined when she is forced to a babysit her brother. Unfortunately the brother goes missing and a rescue mission ensues. Think Adventures in Babysitting, except they wearing costumes the whole time. The film is directed by Josh Schwartz and stars Victoria Justice but it will fail to be fun at the box office. Expect Fun Size to take in around $4 million this weekend.
The next film looking to scare up some cash is the sequel Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. Movies like the original Silent Hill inspired me to write a column about why there are some many bad video game movie adaptations. So I think this movie will be no different and most of the viewing audience realizes there was no need for this sequel. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will have help from the extra ticket charges for 3D, but it won’t matter. At the end of the weekend Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will come up short with only $11 million dollars this weekend.
The last prediction may be one of the toughest films to call at the box office this year. The Wachowski siblings new film Cloud Atlas shows how actions in people’s lives can effect other lives over time. The cast is star-studded with Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant all taking multiple roles in the film. I still believe in my opinion this movie is a tough sell. The Matrix was a long time ago and the Wachowski siblings have been passed by other film makers in popularity in recent years.
I predicted in “The 4: Fall Movie Preview” that Cloud Atlas will struggle at the box office. I think when the weekend is over the film will be number one, but with only $14 million dollars. That’s a lot of money to make up with a reported budget of $100 million dollars. Who do you think will win the weekend movie box office? Hit me up on Twitter @CW44CouchPotato or let me know on Facebook.
1. Cloud Atlas – $14 Million
2. Argo – $12 Million
3. Hotel Transylvania – $11 Million
4. Silent Hill: Revelation – $11 Million