You Pick the Box Office Winner: Can 'Total Recall' Erase 'The Dark Knight Rises' from Atop the Box Office Charts?

This weekend not only brings us the remake of a cultish Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, but it also puts up the strongest competition for The Dark Knight Rises since that film's release toward the end of last month. Will two action-packed titans dominate the box office, or will a wimpy kid rule them all? Let's take a closer look ...


Total Recall

What's the Scoop: In this remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi film, Colin Farrell takes over as a factory worker who visits a place called Rekall where fake memories are implanted into your brain to make it seem like you lived a life you haven't. Things go wrong when our hero is suspected to be a spy, and he must team up with the beautiful Jessica Biel while on the run from the equally-as-beautiful (yet extremely badass) Kate Beckinsale. Hey, if you're fighting for your life, you could be joined by worse company.

Why It Might Win the Weekend: The film, while PG-13, still looks to pack in a great deal of fun, funky, futuristic action. Combine that with a talented, great-looking cast, and this remake should give The Dark Knight Rises a run for its box office money.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

What's the Scoop: The third Diary of a Wimpy Kid adaptation finds our lovable wimpy kid Greg (Zachary Gordon) a bit older, wiser and riskier as he prepares for a fantastic summer when all of his plans go wrong.

Why It Might Win the Weekend: The kids will want to soak up all the summer they can get before it's time to return to school, and this family-friendly sequel will give them plenty of fun and sun without the annoying burn. 

My Prediction: While I'm tempted to go with the PG-13 Total Recall, it's still hard to turn my back on The Dark Knight Rises, which is only in its third weekend and still poised to put up decent numbers. It'll be a lot closer than it was last week, but I'm giving at least one more to Batman.

My Pick of the Week: Out in limited release is an excellent romantic dramedy that won my heart when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year. In Celeste and Jesse Forever, Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones star as ex-lovers who break up, but want to remain best friends. Obviously complications ensue. Here's my brief write-up on the film from the festival.

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

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