The Bourne Legacy will dominate new releases next weekend, but will it live up to its predecessors? Regardless of the answer to that question, it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Bourne Legacy.
Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Impostor on Blu-ray.
Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Dirty Pretty Things on Blu-ray
Finally, one other entrant will be chosen regardless of what they predicted, and they will win the last copy of Darkness on Blu-ray.
Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!
It's broken record time. As is usual for this time of year, it is a slow week on the home market. There are two first run releases coming out, Lockout and The Three Stooges, but neither film was a box office hit. On the other hand, there are a number of catalogue titles (Singin' In the Rain); limited releases (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen); and TV on DVD releases (Sanctuary: The Complete Fourth Season). All three of those releases are contenders for Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with Leverage: Season Four.
Impostor began as a short story by Philip K. Dick. It was adapted as a short film that was to be one of three segments in a sci-fi anthology, but before the other two segments could be filmed, the project fell apart. Instead of just shelving the film, they expanded it into a feature-length movie. Given the film's box office numbers, it would have been wiser to try and sell the short film, or just leave it on the shelf. But did it at least work in a narrative sense, if not a box office sense?
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