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Back Seat Box Office #111

Picks:

Jeff

  1. Wreck-It Ralph
  2. Flight
  3. Argo
  4. The Man with the Iron Fists
  5. Hotel Transylvania

Lena

  1. Wreck-It Ralph
  2. Flight
  3. Argo
  4. Cloud Atlas
  5. The Man with the Iron Fists

Scott

  1. Wreck-It Ralph
  2. Flight
  3. Argo
  4. The Man with the Iron Fists
  5. Cloud Atlas

There are no other movies in wide release this weekend.

The hosts picks for Back Seat Art House:

  • Jeff, Scott – This Must Be the Place
  • Lena – A Late Quartet

5 replies on “Back Seat Box Office #111”

Reposting here since this was added while I was making my picks:

I wonder how many movie theaters in the new york and new jersey area are actually open this weekend and what sort of effect that will have on the box office…

1) Wreck-it-Ralph – I don’t care what anybody else says, or what the actual prospects are. I’m picking my man Ralph for number one. He needs to know he’s not such a bad guy.
2) Flight – Hadn’t heard a thing about this movie until I saw a trailer a week or so ago, but Denzel Washington is a pilot who flies his passenger jet upside down. How could people not go to see it? Won’t outnumber the kids though.
3) Argo – Still haven’t seen it myself and I got three other movies I want to see this weekend so I’m not sure if I’m going to make it.
4) the Man with the Iron Fists – Don’t know how many people are going to see it this weekend as I’m thinking the people most interested will probably be going to Ralph first and maybe Flight too. Trailers make it look fun though so I’m probably putting it higher then is warranted.
5) Cloud Atlas – big question is how far CA will fall and if it will be less then that persistent Hotel Transylvania. I think CA will beat it… (please please please)

Ok, here we go, pretty straight forward, I think:

1) Wreck-it Ralph- kids movie, high screen count, lots of ads & buzz, easy #1

2) Flight- despite a low-ish number of screens, the buzz, tv and ad push has been building so momentum. And look how well Argo has done in the oscar-bait category.

3) Man w/t Iron Fists- I think this looks cool enough and has enough buzz to get to #3

4) Argo- holds on for #4 at least, tho I suppose it is possible that fewer east coast theaters will slow it down.

5) Cloud Atlas- to quote Uriah “Eh, why not?”, which was my exact thought too. Tho if there’s a loss of east coast theaters, this is the one that it’ll hurt. That, not great reviews, and the running time make me worried this will have a big drop… but what else to pick? Hotel Transylvania loses to Ralph, so what’s left? Taken 2? (The horror movies drop fast after October.)

My picks for the weekend of November 2 – 4, 2012:
1. Wreck It Ralph
2. Flight
3. Argo
4. Iron Fist
5. Taken 2

And for my secondary back seat pick: A Liar’s Autobiography

Mrs. Beast’s picks for the weekend of November 2 – 4, 2012:
1. Wreck It Ralph
2. Argo
3. Flight
4. Cloud Atlas
5. Hotel Transylvania

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