Weekend Box Office #42
The big question this weekend, of course, is how much will The Simpsons Movie make? Is it going to be huge, or will it just do okay?
It'll probably be fairly huge.
I haven't seen any reviews yet, but the hypemeter is turned to 11. The one thing that could undo it is the fact that in theory there's nothing special about the movie -- it's basically just a long episode, that isn't in 3D or a series-ender or trying to answer any big questions.
Still, it's the Simpsons, it'll probably be very funny, and that'll be enough.
My predictions for the weekend:
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE (3922 theaters). That's a lot of theaters. $62.3 million.
NO RESERVATIONS (2455 theaters). This is based on a pretty good foreign film called Mostly Martha, but I think it would have done better if they had cast someone a little more interesting than Catherine Zeta Jones, while the trailers make it look duller than it probably is. $9.4 million.
I KNOW WHO KILLED ME (1320 theaters). If this Lindsey Lohan movie were any good, Sony would undoubtedly be releasing it in more theaters. And I think people are getting tired of Lindsey. $4.7 million.
WHO'S YOUR CADDY (1019 theaters). Wow, does this look bad. $3.1 million.
Make your guesses on the weekend's gross for The Simpsons Movie. Winner gets bragging rights.