Box Office Preview - Total Recall looks to top Dark Knight Rises as Wimpy Kid 3 aims for families
It's The Dark Knight Rises third weekend trial...trial...a fitting word for a film that I truly have grown to admire due to its shining through the shocking events of Aurora, Col., and still managing to deliver strong stats. Now, the film tries to hold off against Sony's Total Recall reboot which makes its debut in some 3,400 theaters, with a strong cast including Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Canston, Bill Nighy and John Cho among others.
The Arnold Schwarzenegger-frontlined Total Recall opened with $25.5 million back on June 1st, 1990 with a hefty $65 million budget. The film helmed by Paul Herhoeven (Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct) went on to coin over $119.39 million domestically, and added $1419 million overseas. The latest Total Recall from Underworld's Len Wiseman should double the domestic total at a normal box office...if viewers brave venues once again in full force.
Fox's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days tries to bark up decent coin from families, debuting in 3,100 theaters. Cast of the David Bowers-directed pic includes Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris.
Millennium Entertainment sends out The Babymakers R-rated comedy from the makers of Super Troopers, directed by Jay Chandrasekhar. Starring in the cpic which opens in 11 locations are Olivia Munn and Paul Schneider.
Sony Pictures Classics' Celeste and Jesse Forever drama starring Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elija Wood and Chris Messina, looks to land a high per-theater average from its limited opening. Lee Toland Krieger helms from the script by Will McCormack and Jones.
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