A lot of movies going wide this weekend, at least a lot more then we’ve had for the past weeks. But honestly, I don’t see any strong enough to drag Inception down from the number 1 spot.
This time I’m going to start in the order I see based on box office so Inception is first. What can I say, another round of fantastic weekdays leads me to believe this masterpiece will bring in at least $28 million for the weekend, enough for a 3rd number 1 spot in a row.
Dinner for Schmucks opens in 2911 theaters and stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. Now Steve here has had a very good year so far with Date Night and Despicable Me and I don’t see his streak ending with Dinner for Schmucks. $22 million is what I’m going for.
Salt is going to finish in 3rd place with around $18 million or so while Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (opening in 3705 theaters) should do $17 million. But what can I say, after what Alvin did twice, I’m opened to surprises, after all, why would Warner gamble so many theaters if they weren’t expecting a good return from this flick.
Despicable Me me in 5th place with $16 million and the 3rd opener of the weekend, Charlie St. Cloud (a movie opening in 2790 theaters that I knew nothing about before this week) will probably gross $13 million from Friday to Sunday.
This is usually where I like to stop but we have another movie going wide this time, a movie that deserves to be mentioned. The Kids Are All Right is going into 847 theaters this weekend after 3 weeks of limited release that have pushed the movie to $6.1 million so far. Just last weekend in 201 theaters The Kids Are All Right made 2.5 million and finished in 11th place, just shy of the top 10. This weekend it will definitely make it in there with $5 million or so. That should be enough for 8th or 9th place. With a bit of luck and support from viewers this could go even higher in the following weeks and become the highest grossing platform release of the year.