Leave it to Disney to not only bring us a fall season blockbuster, but give us their awesome take on what has more or less been a box office nightmare – video game themed movies. But don't think Wreck-It Ralph is going to have an easy climb to the top. Standing in his way are a Man with Iron Fists and Denzel Washington giving another stirring performance in Flight. Will bad guy Ralph do good this weekend? Let's see what he's up against...
What's the Scoop: A video game villain is tired of playing the bad guy and decides to "game jump" in hopes of getting a taste of being a good guy. Things don't go as planned and eventually, he learns that he may be a bad guy, but that doesn't mean he's a bad guy.
Why It Might Win the Weekend: If you combine the nostalgia factor for '80s and '90s kids with the family friendly appeal, Ralph should be able to climb to the top of the box office with ease.
What's the Scoop: RZA teams with Eli Roth (co-writer) and Quentin Tarantino (in a producer role) to direct and star in this campy, gory throwback to B-movie kung-fu flicks of the '70s.
Why It Might Win the Weekend: Well, for starters, you've got Tarantino's name attached to it. Then throw in Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu in solid, campy performances and a flurry of martial arts madness.
What's the Scoop: Yes, Denzel Washington lands a plane upside-down. And it's intense. But that's just where the story begins. Earning solid reviews for his performance, Denzel's pilot may have been under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he made that landing, which ends up killing a few people on board and from there, the real drama is born.
Why It Might Win the Weekend: It is awards season and Denzel is kicking up a fair amount of consideration for his performance in this movie. Not to mention an excellent supporting cast led by Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and John Goodman.
My Prediction: Wreck-It Ralph will finally get a taste of being a hero when he leads his self-titled movie to the top of the box office heap. That been said, Flight should generate enough interest to claim second-place.
My Pick of the Week: This may start to sound like a broken record, but Wreck-It Ralph is definitely worth the time. Even if you skimp on the 3D you'll still be able to enjoy this nostalgic candy-coated treat. If you're suffering from a Halloween horror movie hangover, Barry Levinson's disturbing The Bay gets a limited release.
OK, now it's your turn to vote. Which movies are you going to see this weekend? Can Ralph smash his way to the top or will Denzel flip the box office predictions upside-down like a commercial airliner?