Weekend Box Office Poll: What will you see? 'A Christmas Carol'? Return to 'Paranormal Activity' or 'This Is It'?

Nicole Sperling, one of EW’s esteemed box office numbers-crunchers, is predicting a big win for Disney’s A Christmas Carol this weekend, pulling in what she estimates will be $41 million. But are you movie-goers really ready to embrace the holiday spirit so soon? Or in the mood to watch a couple hours of Jim Carrey in this performance-capture animation 3D flick? Well, if not, there are plenty of other options out there — from Michael Jackson’s This Is It and scare-fest Paranormal Activity to George Clooney’s The Men Who Stare at Goats (yes, really!) to The Fourth Kind — although we’re predicting they’ll manage far less when it comes to dollars at the box office.

But these box office predictions are just that: predictions. They don’t mean anything if you—yes, you out there PopWatchers!—don’t actually go to the theater. Which brings me to my question and ensuing unscientific poll: What are you planning to see this weekend? Are you going to get into the spirit with A Christmas Carol? Or, are you going to hold over a little of that Halloween spirit for Paranormal Activity? Still haven’t gotten your fill of MJ with This Is It yet? Or are you maybe gonna go watch George Clooney Stare at Goats? Tell me in the poll below—and then tell me why in the comments below!

More from EW.com:
Box office preview: ‘A Christmas Carol’ set to bring some cheer to the box office
‘A Christmas Carol’ review
‘This Is It’ review
‘Paranormal Activity’ review
‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’ review
‘The Fourth Kind’ review

Comments (14 total) Add your comment
  • metromediasquare.com

    Way to screw up yet ANOTHER children’s classic. Making a morbidly dark Christmas story is right up there w/ Mike Myers as Cat In The Hat. Idiot, Carrey.

  • thesharkmb

    Um, I’ve already gone to see The Box.

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  • Leslie

    It’s too early to watch Christmas movies for me. I want to see Christmas Carol, but I’ll wait a few weeks until I’m closer to the holiday spirit.

  • Adam

    The Box


  • Clayton

    Coco Before Chanel

  • Steve

    The Box looks like a pile of s*#&

  • Damien

    Paranormal Activity FTW

  • wizard62

    I don’t want to know about Christmas Carol until after Thanksgiving. Please…I’m still eating my Halloween candy!

  • tillie

    dont waist my time on jim carry, real or animated.

  • Renee

    I have heard a lot of good things about This is it, so I have caved in and will watch it this weekend.
    I will wait until Thanksgiving weekend to see a Christmas Carrol.

  • Qness

    Saw “Paranormal Activity” already and it wasn’t bad but it certainly wasn’t the scariest movie I’ve ever seen. Meh. “Fourth Kind” looks really like a dvd rental. I’m going for “Men Who Stare at Goats”. George Clooney is generally worth the money.

  • fancypants

    i’ll see TII for the 2nd time. i can’t believe Owen Gleiberman gave “The Men Who Stare at Goats” an F. makes me want to see the film even more.

    • fancypants

      i also want to see Precious, and maybe The Box, if it gets good reviews.

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