For cinema goers, the theaters contain some entertaining options this weekend. First up, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the bigscreen in Lionsgate's The Last Stand actioner after last being in Sylvester Stallone's The Expandables and its sequel. Film opens in the widest count this weekend, debuting in 2,913 locations with a cast which also includes Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Jamie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Rodrigo Santoro, Eduardo Noriega, Peter Stormare, Genesis Rodriguez. Kim Jee-woon helms from the script by Andrew Knauer and Jeffrey Nachmanoff.
Universal's Mama horror starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, looks to deliver scares galore in 2,647 theaters. Pic's helmed by Andres Muschietti who also scripts alongside Barbara Muschietti and Neil Cross. Executive producer Guillermo del Toro has all the confidence in the world in Muschietti judging by this interview video, and we scored it a solid 3.5/5 rating in our review.
Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg star in 20th Century Fox's Broken City crime thriller in 2,620 theaters. Pic's not turning in positive scores from critics at all, holding a mere 21% positive at Rottentomatoes.com. In fact, The Last Stand is owning it with a surprisingly strong 71% positive score. Who'd have thought that one? Also starring are Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Kyle Chandler, Justin Chambers, Natalie Martinez, Alona Tal and James Ransone.
Those are the widest releases. In indie openers, you have the following available, if in your area:
Indomina Releasing's LUV - 45 theaters get the drama frontlined by Common, Michael Rainey Jr. and Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Meagan Good, Lonette McKee and Michael Kenneth Williams.
Anchor Bay's crime actioner Officer Down gets 1 Los Angeles-based venue before hitting home entertainment release. Starring are Stephen Dorff,James Woods, Stephen Lang, Dominic Purcell, AnnaLynne McCord, David Boreanaz and Soulja Boy in his feature debut.
Magnet Releasing sends out Storage 24 into a single theater in Ohio. Noel Clarke, Colin O'Donoghue, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Laura Haddock and Jamie Thomas King star in the horror/thriller.