Weekend Predictions: 'Tower Heist' and 'A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3D'
Featured Stories - on November 02, 2011 by Phil Contrino
Two new comedies will try to edge Puss In Boots out of the top spot at the box office this coming weekend.
Tower Heist is the clear favorite to win the weekend. The combined star power of Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy will earn tons of mainstream trust. Add to that an accessible high-concept premise, and its quite clear that Universal has a winner on their hands.
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As of 4 p.m. PT, Fandango reports that Tower Heist has yet to crack the top five sellers list. That's not a surprise considering that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 boasts a dominant 64%.
Look for Tower Heist to grab $29 million from more than 3,200 locations during its debut frame.
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3D should have no problem topping the $14.9 million debut of Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. The addition of 3D will help alleviate any audience drop-off that may occur. Expectations are still modest considering that these films really flourish on home-viewing platforms.
Fandango reports that H&K has yet to crack their top five sellers list.
Expect A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3D to rake in $15.5 million from more than 2,800 locations.
Check out the rest of our top 10 predictions in the table below.
|Title||Release Date||Distributor|| Weekend Gross ||Cumulative|
|Tower Heist||Nov 4, 2011||Universal
|Puss in Boots (2011)||Oct 28, 2011||Paramount / DreamWorks
|A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas||Nov 4, 2011||Warner Bros. / New Line
|Paranormal Activity 3||Oct 21, 2011||Paramount
|In Time||Oct 28, 2011||Fox
|Footloose (2011)||Oct 14, 2011||Paramount
|Real Steel||Oct 7, 2011||Disney / DreamWorks
|The Rum Diary||Oct 28, 2011||FilmDistrict
|The Ides of March||Oct 7, 2011||Sony / Columbia
|The Three Musketeers (2011)||Oct 21, 2011||Summit
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.