Box Office Predictions Apr 13

5. Grindhouse $7.3m
I actually liked it well enough, but now I'm ticked. The news that has me growling is that they want to release it as two films. Brilliant stuff, guys. First you sink two marketable, 90-minute movies, and then you want a redo. Well, the box office doesn't offer second chances. Welcome to the hurt locker.

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4. Meet the Robinsons $10.3m
Go meet them. Seriously. I want a sequel. I'd even chip in; buy them a Mac or whatever they need to get started.

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3. Perfect Stranger $10.6m
This movie is super bad. The baddest. Bad like Mike Jackson. The trailers flat out LIE about what the story is about. Yet, it will sucker a million people. I'm not sure, but these could be the same people who read spam.

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2. Blades of Glory $13.8m
The budget was $61m, which at first glance seems cheap, but then you wonder, what did they spend the cash on? Figure skates? Regardless, this is well on the way to becoming yet another Will Ferrell goldmine -- the guy delivers more than someone who delivers quite often.

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1. Disturbia $15.2m
I'm doing something I've never done here. I'm changing my initial Thursday forecast. My hope is that 1) People are slowly buying into the Shia hype and 2) the PG-13 rating pushes it past Perfect Stranger. None of the new releases are solid movies, so this is definitely a case of duct tape and prayer.

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Check back with MaryAnn on Monday, she's on it.

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