FRIDAY 8:30 PM UPDATE: Based on today’s trends, it looks like Sony Pictures’ reboot Total Recall isn’t giving Warner Bros’ and Legendary Pictures’ third-weekend-veteran The Dark Knight Rises the tight race Hollywood expected.
(Nice to hear from my gurus again now that the theatrical grosses are returning to normal following the Aurora shooting tragedy.) Instead TDKR is an easy #1 and Total Recall #2.
But exactly how big a bite the continuing popularity of the London Olympics games will take out of the domestic box office remains to be seen.
Right now it looks like the PG-13 rated TDKR (4,242 theaters) will gross $10M Friday and $34M for the weekend. PG-13 Total Recall (3,601 theaters) will gross $9.4M Friday and $26M for the weekend.
Finally this is the first time any installment of the successful Wimpy Kid franchise isn’t opening in March. And while the original and sequels scored $22.1M and $23.7M respectively, Fox’s PG Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 3: Dog Days (3,392 theaters) is opening for about $6M Friday and only $17M for the weekend.
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