Wreck-It Ralph vs Flight vs The Man With The Iron Fists – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

As our friends in the U.S. continue to recover from the superstorm that ravaged the Northeast, many will be looking for some respite from their hardships at the movies. I would anticipate, however, cinemas will be quieter than expected, for obvious reasons. Let’s see what films be released.

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph will certainly be the pick for kids and families this weekend. The video-game themed film from Disney tells the story of the villainous title character who decides to repent and become a hero. It’s a clever idea and could be just what people are looking for this weekend – something light and fun, from the always reliable Disney. Look for a first place showing for Wreck-It Ralph, with $37 million.

Find out what else is coming out after the jump!
Directed by Robert Zemeckis in his first live action film in years, Flight stars Denzel Washington as a pilot who manages to land a crashing plane, even though he has alcohol in his system. The film has been getting decent notices and audiences love Denzel, but I think the timing of its release after the storm may have an effect on its opening weekend box office. Look for a second place opening for Flight with $17 million.

The final notable new release of the weekend is The Man With The Iron Fists, staring Russell Crowe and directed by RZA. Produced by Quentin Tarantino and co-written by Eli Roth, this Chinese-action film inspired flick has niche written all over it. Look for a fifth place showing with $6 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Argo will come in third place with $10 million, while Hotel Transylvania will claim fourth place with $9 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Wreck-It Ralph – $37 million
2) Flight – $17 million
3) Argo – $10 million
4) Hotel Transylvania – $9 million
5) The Man With The Iron Fists – $6 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

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