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Back Seat Box Office #64

This episode is EXPLICIT

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New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are New Year’s Eve and The Sitter.

Picks for the week:
Tony

  1. New Year’s Eve
  2. The Sitter
  3. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt 1
  4. Hugo
  5. The Muppets

Jonathan

  1. New Year’s Eve
  2. The Descendants
  3. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1
  4. The Sitter
  5. The Muppets

Andrew

  1. New Year’s Eve
  2. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1
  3. The Sitter
  4. Hugo
  5. The Muppets

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9 replies on “Back Seat Box Office #64”

1. New Years – Anything but twilight
2. The Sitter – ditto
3. Breaking Dawn – Going to take a while for this one to lose enough momentum to get out of the top 5
4. Muppets – Should be really close with Hugo, but I’m thinking Name recognition will keep it higher
5. Hugo

augh, here we go again-

1) New Year’s Eve- don’t think it’ll set the BO on fire, but it should get to #1

2) T:BD1, aka the shiny happy “vampire” movie part 4 (or whatever)- don’t know who’s still seeing this, but they do seem to keep showing up.

3) Hugo- a toss up w/ Muppets but this is expanding (again) and in 3D, so this kid (and more) flick gets the bump.

4) The Muppets- the shocking drop from last week haunts me. I’m kind of hoping against myself that this has a small drop this week (the bigger drop being from the non-holiday weekend) but I’m worried that it’s true, that Muppet love is weak. Or maybe Scorsese’s film love is stronger. Yeah, that’s it.

5) Arthur Christmas- this was the ***** to pick. The way I see it, it could be any of 3 things, and I almost picked The Sitter, which could be higher OR lower. Then I realized that I couldn’t pick that _because_ it could be higher or lower, and decided that as a safety pick, AC had slightly better odds of beating The Descendents in the lotto to be #6 (or #5, of course.)

Here we go..

#1 – New Year’s Eve – Ugggh, the wife is dragging me to this.

#2 – Twilight: Breaking Dawn

#3 – Hugo

#4- The $&!teer ..err.. Sitter – this one looks Relativistic

#5 – Arthur Christmas – (gets a bump over the others b/c I will be seeing this due to free tix from AMC)

Mrs. Beast’s picks for the weekend of December 9 – 11, 2011:
1. New Year’s Eve
2. The Descendants
3. Breaking Dawn
4. The Sitter
5. The Muppets

my picks for the weekend of December 9 – 11, 2011:
1. New Year’s Eve
2. Breaking Dawn
3. Muppets
4. Sitter
5. Hugo

The sitter looks terrible, but it is the opening weekend, so it may make the top 5.

Not having much time to think for this weekend, I’m going to go with the cop-out and submit the following:

1) New Year’s Eve – nice, easy-going, rom-com fare. Should do pretty good this time of year.

2) Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Breaking Dawn, more like breaking wind at this point. I just want this misery to end. And that means waiting one more year until the release of part 2.

3) Hugo – As I said a couple weeks ago, slow burn. Long-lasting, great tasting.

4) Muppets – Dude, it’s the Muppets. It ain’t going anywhere fast.

5) The Sitter – As much as I hate to consider it, Jonah Hill is pretty bankable in a comedy. Particularly in a baby-sitting movie where he’s trading verbal jabs with an old black dude in a bar. I would pass on this movie except for that scene. It never ceases to crack me up. That, and Ari Graynor is HOT!

I am not a Jonah Hill fan but I want to see this movie tonight. Every line Landry Bender delivers in the trailer leaves me laughing.

Also, let me know if you guys find any weird bits in the episode. After the first 10 minutes I have no memory of editing it. I don’t even remember my picks. I see them there in the show notes but I also don’t have memory of writing them. Completely lost time.

Here are my picks:

1) New Year’s Eve
2) Breaking Dawn
3) The Sitter
4) Muppets
5) Hugo

I seriously only think I’ll get the first one right but hey… that’s the fun part!

If the estimates hold, it looks like Tony will (finally) take the lead- congrats! Good call on The Sitter- it kinda tanked, got #2 anyway. Glad I didn’t pick it.

And who saw that tiny drop for Arthur Christmas? I think it was Scott who said something like ‘Why Arthur Christmas? Because I blew it on the easter bunny movie.’

Lesson. Learned.

At least next week’s 1 & 2 are easy picks, cause the rest of the list is going to be a pain in the…

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