The one thing you'll find in both new releases this weekend are a variety of different monsters, with one aimed squarely at kids, and the other aimed squarely at people who like to watch Brad Pitt run with long hair. Let's take a closer look...
What's the Scoop: In this prequel to Pixar's Monsters Inc. , we meet up with Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) as they venture off to a college full of monsters in the hopes of becoming the world's most terrifying scarers. Think Revenge of the Nerds... but for kids.
Why It May Win the Weekend: Let's see if I can sum this up in five letters: PIXAR.
What's the Scoop: When a deadly zombie pandemic threatens to destroy all of humanity, it's up to Brad Pitt's long hair to figure out a cure before it's too late.
Why It May Win the Weekend: The book it's based on is ridiculously popular (and awesome), and even though the film doesn't have that much in common with its original source material, there's still plenty of badass packed into this slick and creepy thrillride.
My Prediction: Pixar owns this spot on the release calendar, and the studio doesn't seem interested in giving it up anytime soon. I expect Monsters University to defeat World War Z pretty easily.
My Pick of the Week: I'm always a fan of weekends where all of the new releases are worth seeing, and that's pretty much what we have here. Both Monsters University and World War Z deliver the kinds of goods their audiences are hoping for, so you're in good hands no matter what you decide to see.
Alright, now it's your turn to predict this week's box office winner. Will it be World War Z, Monsters University or something else? Vote in our poll and let us know what you wind up seeing in the comments below. Enjoy your weekend at the movies everyone!