Welcome to 2008 here at the Reject Report — or as we call it here, Throwaway Season. All the big Christmas blockbusters are out of the way, so now the less-hyped stuff is getting shown at the theaters. Only one new wide release this week: One Missed Call, a horror flick. Other than that it’s a pretty similar story with the same movies doing battle.

This is not going to be a very long Reject Report this week. I mean, let’s face it, there’s only one new movie this week, and it’s not even going to be a blockbuster! So there REALLY is nothing to talk about.

So here’s my one new movie to preview this week. One Missed Call stars Edward Burns and Shannyn Sossamon in a remake of the Japanese flick Chakushin Ari. In this movie, people receive voicemails from their future selves which include the date, time and even the details of their deaths! Freaky.

And I don’t see this movie doing all that well at all. I think it may get up to $9 million, and that will be it. To be honest with you I have not seen a lot of buzz for this movie, so I don’t see this one blowing away the competition.

Which means we are looking at an order of finish similar to what we have seen before, with National Treasure: Book of Secrets winning for the third straight week and Alvin and the Chipmunks and I Am Legend trailing behind, respectively. So yeah, it’s not too exciting a weekend coming up.

By the way. Atonement expands to 583 and Juno is expanding to 1923, so I think Juno is going to make some more money.

My prediction for the weekend is as follows:

Release
Predicted Gross
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
$23,000,000
Alvin and the Chipmunks
$19,000,000
I Am Legend
$16,000,000
Juno
$14,000,000
One Missed Call
$9,000,000
Charlie Wilson’s War
$7,700,000
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
$5,700,000
P.S. I Love You
$5,500,000
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
$5,100,000
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
$4,800,000

Like I say, welcome to the least exciting months of the movie season, folks. See you on the weekend when we go through the weekend numbers, which I predict to be utterly predictable this weekend. Yawn. BOOOORING.


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