You Pick the Box Office Winner (6/24-6/26)

It’s that time again, Fandango Fanatics – time for another crazy summer weekend in which big films with big stars infiltrate your local multiplex. This weekend sees yet another Pixar sequel arrive in theaters alongside Cameron Diaz as the most foul-mouthed, R-rated school-teacher we’ve ever seen on screen. Who has the proper box office chops to dominate the charts this weekend? Let’s take a closer look ….


What’s The Scoop: Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his good pal Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) return for another action-packed adventure which finds the two heading overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. Problems – including an international espionage subplot involving secret agent Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) – soon arise, forcing our heroic duo to navigate rough roads yet again.
Why It Might Win The Weekend: Last year’s Toy Story 3 was the highest grossing film of the summer season, so expect Cars 2 (which is a marketing powerhouse for Pixar) to do very good business this weekend.
What’s The Scoop: Cameron Diaz plays a foul-mouthed teacher who could care less about her job, her students and everyone around her … except for the new guy (Justin Timberlake) with money who may be able to rescue this golddigger from a life behind a desk.
Why It Might Win The Weekend: While it doesn’t have much of a chance against the latest Pixar movie, Bad Teacher should still do good business wrangling in those who, after a long, painful school year, are ready to sit back and mock the hell out of it.
My Prediction: This one won’t be a photo finish – expect Cars 2 to come in first by more than a few laps.
My Pick of the Week: If you’re any kind of Conan O’Brien fan then I recommend seeking out the new documentary, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, which is a hilarious look at the late-night host’s comedy tour following his dismissal at The Tonight Show.
Now it’s your turn to sound off below and let us know which film you think will win the weekend…


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