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You Pick the Box Office Winner: Can 'The Cabin in the Woods' Beat 'The Hunger Games'?

Can The Hunger Games put up another victory at the box office, making it four weeks in a row? Not if three new releases have anything to say about it. This is definitely a week that serves up variety, with a horror, sci-fi and comedy all representing the newest wide releases. Will any of them have what it takes to bring down the reigning box office champ? Let's take a closer look ...

The Cabin in the Woods

What's the Scoop: Director by Drew Goddard and written by Goddard and Joss Whedon, this inventive horror flick follows a group of kids who head to a remote cabin in the woods for a weekend of chillin' out and having fun, only nothing is what it seems and things go downhill pretty fast. 

Why It Might Win the Weekend: Advanced buzz has been through the roof, with many calling it one of the best horror films ever made. Sure it looks pretty generic on the outside, but once inside it's one of the best times you'll have at the movies this year. 

Lockout

What's the Scoop: Your weekly sci-fi dose comes from this flick starring Guy Pearce as a wrongly convicted felon whose only chance at freedom comes if he can rescue the president's daughter from an space prison that's been taken over by a slew of crazy violent inmates. 

Why It Might Win the Weekend: Guy Pearce is worth watching in anything, really, plus c'mon -- space prisons are neat!

The Three Stooges

What's the Scoop: From the duo who brought you hits like Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary comes this homage to the old-school Three Stooges shorts, only updated for modern times. 

Why It Might Win the Weekend: Light, familiar comedy might be just what you're in the mood for before a season full of summer blockbusters invade movie screens.

My Prediction: As much as I want to see The Cabin in the Woods surprise everyone with a monster opening weekend, I think The Hunger Games has one more win left in it.

My Pick of the Week: If you're any kind of horror fan -- or even just a fan of spooky movies -- you simply must see The Cabin in the Woods. It's fun, inventive and just a damn fun time out at the movies. Trust me on this one, folks. 

Okay, now it's your turn -- sound off below and let us know which film you think will win the weekend box office.


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