BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will 'I Am Number Four' Invade the Top Spot This Weekend?

Or do Liam Neeson and Martin Lawrence stand a chance of debuting in the number one spot on the box office charts?

PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

Last week the Adam Sandler comedy Just Go with It debuted at number one with $31 million. The movie managed to knock the college based thriller The Roommate out of the top spot after only one week on the charts. But with three new films premiering at the box office this weekend including the teen sci-fi film I Am Number Four, the Liam Neeson thriller Unknown, and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son starring Martin Lawrence, its likely that we will be crowning a new box office king before the weekend is over.

Predicted to debut at number one this week is the new film from Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso, I Am Number Four. The movie stars an excellent cast of young actors including Alex Pettyfer (Beastly), Dianna Agron (Glee), Teresa Palmer (The Sorcerer's Apprentice), Callan McAuliffe (Flipped) and Timothy Olyphant (The Crazies). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 3.6 on our site. Out of the twelve people who have rated the film, six of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 9,000 views. The movie is predicted to earn about $32.5 million in its opening weekend.

Predicted to debut at number two is the new action thriller Unknown. The film stars Liam Neeson (The A-Team), as well as January Jones (Mad Men), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), Aidan Quinn (Jonah Hex), and Frank Langella (Superman Returns). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 4.5 on our site. Out of the six people who have rated the film, five of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 9,000 views. The movie is predicted to earn about $23.3 million in its opening weekend.

Predicted to debut at number three this week is the new comedy Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, the third chapter in the Big Momma's House series. The movie features returning star Martin Lawrence (Death at a Funeral), as well as Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield), Portia Doubleday (Youth in Revolt), and Faizon Love (The Replacements). Currently the movie has an average rating of a 3.6 on our site. Out of the twelve people who have rated the film, six of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 11,000 views. Here is what our official reviewer had to say about the movie, "While the movie's tone is mostly filled with good hearted fun, the cross-dressing gag begins to wear thin by the film's end. Fans of the franchise's past installments will most likely enjoy this one, but those who are new to it may not like it as much." The movie is predicted to earn about $19.9 million in its opening weekend.

Predicted to drop three places from its debut last week is the new Adam Sandler (Happy Gilmore) comedy Just Go with It, co-starring Jennifer Aniston (Love Happens). The incredible cast also includes Brooklyn Decker (Battleship), Minka Kelly (The Roommate), Dave Matthews (You Don't Mess with the Zohan), Nick Swardson (Bedtime Stories), Rachel Dratch (Spring Breakdown), Kevin Nealon (Get Smart), and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours). Last week the film made $8,737 on each of its 3,548 screens for an opening weekend total of $31 million. But the film will have to continue to do well in the next few weeks if it hopes to earn back its entire $80 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $18.8 million this weekend.

Predicted to round off the top five and fall two places from its debut last week is the new CGI animated film Gnomeo and Juliet. The film is based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and features the music of Grammy Award winner Elton John. The film also features the voice talents of James McAvoy (Wanted), Emily Blunt (Charlie Wilson's War), Jason Statham ((The Expendables), and two-time Academy Award winners Michael Caine (The Dark Knight), and Maggie Smith (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). Last week the film made $8,517 on each of its 2,994 screens for an opening weekend total of $25.5 million. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $17.7 million this weekend.

The rest of the top ten films at the box office this weekend are predicted to look like this:

Predicted to slip four spots from last week to number six is the new documentary/concert film from teen-musical sensation Justin Bieber. The film is called Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and will give fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into the pop phenomenon's impressive career. Last week the film made $9,746 on each of its 3,105 screens for an opening weekend total of $30 million. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $12.4 million this weekend.

Predicted to fall one place from last week to number seven is Oscar frontrunner, The King's Speech. The film stars Colin Firth (Bridget Jones's Diary), Helena Bonham Carter (Alice in Wonderland), Guy Pearce (Memento), Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl), and Michael Gambon (Layer Cake). While the film dropped 6.2% last week from the previous week, it was seen on 2,584 screens and earned $3,216 on each for a weekend total of $8.3 million. In over two months of release, the film has now earned a total of $93.6 million at the box office, which is over six times its initial $15 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $6.8 million this weekend.

Predicted to drop four places from its debut last week to number eight is the new film from The Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald called The Eagle. The film features an all-star cast which includes Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Jamie Bell (Jumper), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Denis O'Hare (Charlie Wilson's War), and Donald Sutherland (MASH). Last week the film made $3,741 on each of its 2,296 screens for an opening weekend total of $8.5 million, which almost earned back half of its $20 million production budget. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $5.4 million this weekend.

Predicted to slip four places from last week to number nine is the new thriller The Roommate. The film stars an excellent cast of young actors and seasoned veterans including, Leighton Meester (Country Strong), Minka Kelly ((500) Days of Summer), Cam Gigandet (Burlesque), and Alyson Michalka (Easy A), with Billy Zane (The Phantom), and Frances Fisher (Titanic). While the movie fell 44.0% last week from the previous week, it earned $3,315 on each of its 2,534 screens for a weekend total of about $8.4 million. In two weeks of release, the film has made $26 million, which earns back its entire $16 million production budget and then some. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $4.9 million this weekend.

Finally, predicted to fall three spots from last week to number ten is the new romantic comedy from director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters), called No Strings Attached. The film features an all-star cast that includes Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Ashton Kutcher (Killers), Lake Bell (What Happens in Vegas), Cary Elwes (Saw 3D), and Oscar winner Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda). While the movie fell 27.4% last week from the week before, it earned $2,108 on each of its 2,756 screens for a weekend total of about $5.8 million. In four weeks of release the film has made $60 million which earns back its entire $25 million production budget and then some. The movie is predicted to earn an additional $4.4 million this weekend. Be sure to check out Box Office Beat Down this Sunday to see who is crowned the King of the box office this week and check back here next week for more box office predictions!

I Am Number Four was released February 18th, 2011 and stars Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Callan McAuliffe, Kevin Durand, Jake Abel, Jeff Hochendoner. The film is directed by D.J. Caruso.

Unknown was released February 18th, 2011 and stars Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Frank Langella, Sebastian Koch, Olivier Schneider. The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.



Sources: Jami Philbrick

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Comments (13)

  1. Hector Alvarez

    Will.I.Am Number 4 invade top spot? -_^ Hmmz lol

    4 years agoby @Hector-AlvarezFlag

  2. Spongebob_Boxofficepants

    I found out in wikipedia
    Bieber's movie was positively reviewed ( I still think Jonas brothers movie is still better than Justin Bieber!)
    Anyway I am Number Four will be no.1 because this film serves as a prelude to the summer films!

    4 years agoby @spongebob-boxofficepantsFlag

  3. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    this board has too much faith in big mommas house. u can just tell tht movie is going to bomb so bad

    4 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

  4. Dan

    Couple more weeks to go, and I return to the theater to spend my money on a real movie.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. JonSpidey07

    fingers crossed for I Am Number Four
    hope Big Momma'sHouse 3 EPICALLY FAILS!

    4 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  6. Daveactor7

    Thank god my theater has smart movie goers :D They see a movie that is actually really good only

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  7. Kazuma731

    My vote is Unknown, my theater was packed with people! I am Number Four probably had 30 people. But who knows, I could be wrong. Back in August, the showing I saw of Scott Pilgrim was sold out and The Expendables was like half empty.

    4 years agoby @kazuma731Flag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I think IAN4 will be on the top spot. People will prefer some "heavy" action, and unknown might be on either 2 or 3, unless girls haven't had enough of Bustin Jieber

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. K.Guy

    And uh..... is that the first big momma poster?

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  10. K.Guy

    I kind of expect to be Unknown on #1 and I Am Number Four on #2.

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  11. moviegeek

    Are these 3-day or 4-day predictions? Because the openers look about right for the four-day. But the holdovers are too weak for a four-day. I think Gnomeo and Juliet will get another 25 million or so over the four-day, as will Just Go With It. I hope Big Mommas tanks.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  12. Emmytt

    I Am Number Four will rule

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  13. TheDude1

    These numbers look about right. I believe I am Number Four will indeed be number one. But I won't be seeing it this weekend. I'll be giving my money to Unknown.

    4 years agoby @thedude1Flag