If you would have asked me two weeks ago if X-Men: The First Class would rule the box office opening weekend I would have told you to bet your blu ray collection on it. Now, I’m not so sure. It’s nothing against Xavier’s mutants. They have totally put a new twist on the X-Men having the story take place during the Cuban Missle Crisis of the 1960’s and critics so far have loved the movie, some even saying it’s the best marvel movie ever. But the mutants special powers may be no match for the 3 best friends that anyone has ever had at the box office. See the Hangover II isn’t just a really funny movie (despite what the critics say) or a big sequel. It’s an event movie. What I mean is, you don’t want to be the one at work Monday morning that didn’t see The Hangover II. Everyone is talking and laughing about the movie and you are left in the corner wanting to talk about what you rented at the Redbox this weekend. I’m going out on a limb here but I think the X-men will rule at the box office this weekend but the Hangover II will put up a good fight. My shaky prediction would be X-Men: The First Class making 68 million in first place and the Hangover II right behind it with 52 million in second place. Who knows what the final number will be but one thing is for sure. There be a lot of green this weekend at the box office. Don’t forget to check out The Couch Potato Commentater fanpage on Facebook here.