Though last weekend was packed with new material for all ages, somehow the small, foreign-made alien flick District 9 managed to crawl out from under the pile and claim victory with a very respectable $37 million. But does she have the stamina and luck to keep it going for a second week in a row? Let's take a look at the competition:
Who Will Win the Weekend? (8/21-8/23)
What's the Scoop: Quentin Tarantino returns to theaters with this violent WWII film about a group of Nazi-killing Jewish American soldiers out on a revenge mission behind enemy lines.
Why It Might Win the Weekend: Well, for starters, Brad Pitt stars – so it's got that going for it…which is nice. And since Tarantino's name always attracts some attention, this could be your winner this weekend.
What's the Scoop: Director Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Sin City) brings us this kids flick about a young boy who finds a rainbow-colored rock that grants his every wish.
Why It Might Win the Weekend: Bright, colorful and, most importantly, a film parents can take the kids to see. Sometimes that's all you need to win the weekend box office.
What's the Scoop: Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel stars in this film about a recent college grad who attempts to find herself when she moves back in with her eccentric family and enters the real world.
Why It Might Win the Weekend: Here's another film that seems perfect for the tween/teen crowd, however, last weekend Bandslam proved that crowd may be busy with other things right now…like moving back into their dorm rooms.
In my unprofessional opinion, I truly think District 9 has a shot to win the weekend again, though I fully expect both Inglourious Basterds and Shorts to give it a run for its money. What do you think?
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Erik is a leading movie commentator who has worked for outlets such as AOL Moviefone and Movies.com.
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