Weekend Movie Preview: March 25, 2011

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Only two movies hit theaters this weekend, but there are lots of really goo movies in week two or three if you haven't had a chance to catch those yet.

Two new flicks come out this weekend, Sucker Punch and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. The two films couldn't be any different and definitely won't be competing for the same audience. 

So which one will come out on top?  Sucker Punch has been on a PR kick for weeks now and it seems to be the better-known film. On the other hand, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is a sequel and will attract the book and original movie fans.

Sucker Punch:  This ensemble girl power film follows A young girl who is institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the facility.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules: Greg Heffley is just entering 7th grade and he must spend time with his older brother, his number one tormentor, as his parents try to get them to bond.  He's also trying to impress his crush Holly Hills.

This weekend is not going to blow any box office numbers and will probably contribute to the continued demise of this year's box office.  It's down 21 percent so far from this time last year.

Sucker Punch will probably win this weekend's box office race, but still won't bring in a ton of dough for the studio.

The girl power action-fantasy film will probably bring in about $25 million and the middle school comedy about a wimpy kid will probably just top $20 million - those are my predictions.

There are a few successful layover movies from last week too.  Limitless did very well and will probably bring in some good numbers this weekend too.  Rango is in its fourth week and will probably still bring in a good number this weekend.  And finally, The Lincoln Lawyer is fantastic and didn't do as well as expected last weekend, look for it to bring a bit more this weekend as well. 

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