Box Office: Who Will Win the Weekend

As expected (and predicted by me – high five!), Iron Man 2 hung on and beat out Robin Hood to secure back-to-back wins at the box office. This weekend, however, won't be so easy, since we have two more summer heavyweights entering the competition – both of which are sure to give poor Iron Man  a run for his money. They are…

'Shrek Forever After' and 'MacGruber'

 
What's the Scoop: The fourth and final installment in DreamWorks' Shrek series finds all our old friends returning for one last adventure. This time around, Shrek bumbles his way into a curse that shows him what life would've been like if he didn't exist.
 
Why It Might Win the Weekend: Well, for starters it's the summer's first 3D film, as well as Shrek's first time in the third dimension. Not only is the property a popular one with the kids (the last Shrek took home a whopping $121 million on its opening weekend), but the added bonus of 3D should help propel those box office numbers up considerably.
 
 
What's the Scoop: Based on the popular Saturday Night Live sketch, MacGruber follows a MaGyver-like soldier of fortune who's called back into action in order to stop his archenemy from unleashing a nuclear warhead on Washington, DC.
 
Why It Might Win the Weekend: Let's be realistic here: it's opening up against a Shrek sequel. Still, though, MacGruber has been earning rave reviews from those who are saying it's the best SNL film since Wayne's World. That's enough to earn my ticket purchase… what about you?
 
My Prediction: If Shrek Forever After doesn't come in and just annihilate the box office this weekend, then I need to find another profession. Look for the animated 3D tale to take home some serious bacon, and maybe even beat out its predecessor's $121 million opening take.
 
Now it's your turn – which film do you think will win the weekend?

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