You Pick the Box Office Winner (10/7-10/9)

You Pick the Box Office Winner (10/7-10/9)

Alright, so here we are again, afraid to throw any of our weight toward a new release because they’re all being crushed by movies like The Lion King, which has been around for almost 20 years, and Dolphin Tale, which has been in theaters for a couple weeks now. But if there’s any film up to the challenge, it could be the one arriving in theaters this weekend. Let’s take a closer look …

 
What’s The Scoop: Hugh Jackman returns to screens in another movie about giant robots, except this time it’s set against the backdrop of a Rocky-type story of redemption between a boxing promoter who’s fallen on hard times and the robot boxer he believes can become a champion.
 
Why It Might Win the Weekend: Well it comes from the guy who directed those Night at the Museum movies (which did well) and it involves giant robots (which always do well), and who can resist Hugh Jackman’s charm? This one could have enough fight in it to go all the way
 
 
What’s the Scoop: George Clooney directs this film in which he plays a guy running for president. Ryan Gosling co-stars as a staffer on the campaign whose mind is opened to all the dirty politics that go on behind closed doors.
 
Why It Might Win the Weekend: George Clooney and Ryan Gosling together in the same film. Ladies, do you hear that???
 
My Prediction: Thinking this is finally the week where a new release takes the box office, so I’m going with those giant robot boxers and Real Steel for the win.
 
My Pick of the Week: Those looking for something a little different should check out Lars von Trier’s Melancholia on VOD. The beautifully shot film about a wedding that takes place right before the end of the world doesn’t hit theaters until next month, but you can check it out at home on VOD this weekend.
 
Okay, now it’s your turn to predict the box office winner. Pipe up in the comments below, and make sure you vote in our poll. We’ll see how we all did on Monday.
 
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