As we slowly climb out from under the box office rubble caused by the explosiveness of The Hunger Games, we're beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel ... and for some reason this tunnel is taking us back to the late '90s. Oh yes, you're not going crazy -- and this is still the year 2012 -- but we completely understand how one look at the movie listings might make you feel like you're living in the past. Here's why ...
What's The Scoop: 13 years after American Pie helped usher in a new era of teen sex comedies, the entire original gang is back for one more big-screen adventure. This time they're all coming together for a high school reunion, and we're sure plenty of foul-mouthed, sex-related hijinks will ensue.
Why It Might Win the Weekend: Who isn't ready for more pie? It's been awhile, but this franchise has been going strong over the years with its direct-to-DVD sequels, so we know there's still an audience for this stuff. How big is that audience? Guess we'll see Monday morning ...
What's the Scoop: It's the James Cameron film we all know and love, but this time it's been converted to 3D. Yeah yeah, we know you're rolling your eyes at another 3D re-release, but this is James Cameron we're talking about. This guy takes 3D seriously. He lives for it. If you want to take a chance on a 3D re-release, make it this one. Especially if you're a fan of the film.
Why It Might Win the Weekend: When 3D and James Cameron get together the results almost always end up on some highest grossing films of all time list.
My Prediction: The Hunger Games pulled in $58 million last week, and so it's hard to bet against that franchise monster. I'm going to stick with The HG to win it for a third week in a row.
My Pick of the Week: Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, opens in limited release. Even if you've never attended a comic convention, this is a must-see for all nerds, geeks and dreamers.
Now it's your turn -- sound off below and let us know which film you think will win the weekend box office.
Titanic, The Hunger Games, American Reunion
You Pick the Box Office Winner
Probably, and that's very depressing.
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