Gnomeo and Juliet has really been something in the past 2 weeks and could potentially take the number 1 spot this weekend with a bit of help from newcomers Hall Pass and Drive Angry (in 3D, oh yeah). So Gnomes against an angry driver and a hall pass, right after the break.
Gnomes gnomes gnomes, debuts at number 3 then rises to number 2 the following week, and now has a great chance at the number 1 spot thanks in no small part to the box office being on a downward spiral for the past 2 months or so (with very few exception). Not that Gnomeo and Juliet is growing or anything, instead everything else is dropping faster and whatever comes out is just awful. So I think about $16 million should be enough for first place.
Hall Pass, what the hell is a hall pass? The real meaning of that would be this but in the context of this movie it actually means something a bit different, namely a week of freedom from your wife (or girlfriend) to do whatever you want, no questions asked. Starring Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis and Christina Applegate, this could in theory make for an funny movie similar to The Hangover. Unfortunately Owen Wilson’s track record as of late doesn’t look to good and the Farrelly bros have long lost their mojo. I can see this doing $15 million for 2nd place.
Number 1 last week, Unknown should gross $14 million for 3rd place while newcomer Drive Angry starring Nic Cage ain’t looking bad at all, so I’m generous, $12 million. Coming in 2290 theaters (some of those in 3D) this should be a guilty pleasure for fans of the genre.
Last but not least (unfortunately) Just Go With It will be 5th with $11 million, probably, hopefully not.
Next week Eric Foreman (Topher Grace) plays around in the 80’s in Take My Home Tonight (this song), Gore Verbinsky and Johnny Depp go from pirates to cowboys in the animated flick Rango, Emily Blunt and Matt Damon are not meant to be with each other in The Adjustment Bureau while CBS unleash yet another movie, Beastly.