You Pick the Box Office Winner: ‘Water for Elephants,’ ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’

Changing things up a little bit when it comes to our weekly box office poll – not so much, format-wise, but this title feels a little more comfortable and to the point. So there. Done. Finally we’ve arrived at a weekend that doesn’t see a new animated film hitting theaters, but that doesn’t mean Rio won’t conquer for a second week in a row. Let’s see what the competition is …

What’s The Scoop: Robert Pattinson returns to screens minus his angsty vampire shtick for this period drama about a veterinary student who joins the traveling circus after his parents are killed.
Why It Might Win The Weekend: Robert Pattinson!!! Robert Pattinson making out with Reese Witherspoon!!! And elephants!!! What’s not to love?
What’s The Scoop: Tyler Perry once again returns to the big screen with yet another film based on his beloved Madea character. This time Madea is called upon to help gather the family together to rally around her niece Shirley after she receives bad news regarding her health.
Why It Might Win The Weekend: Tyler Perry’s films always dominate the box office thanks mainly to his massive built-in fanbase. Look for this to do well right out of the gate.
 
My Prediction: Even though Tyler Perry is bound to do decent business with Madea’s Big Happy Family, I’m still going to go with Rio for the win.
My Pick of the Week: Arriving in limited release this weekend is Morgan Spurlock’s The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, a meta-to-the-extreme documentary featuring Spurlock documenting his attempt to pay for his entire movie through sponsorships. While fun and a little corny, the film provides some good insight into the world of product placement, how it helps shape the entertainment industry, and, ultimately, the final product. Check it out.
Now it’s your turn – sound off in our poll below and let us know which film you think will top the box office this week.
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