Don’t be fooled by the title, the flicks mentioned above don’t stand a chance at first place. The real fight is yet again between Little Fockers and True Grit, this time the deserving movie will win, more after the break.
So before moving on to the bigger movies I will talk a bit about the stinkers, I mean the things opening this weekend. First stop, Season of the Witch starring Nicholas Cage in 2816 theaters and sporting an Uwe Boll level 2% Rotten Tomatoes rating. Yeah, this is as low as you can get but fear not, because season of the Cage is starting, you will see a lot of his movies in the upcoming months. I can see about $8 million for this, good for 4th place.
Country Strong, a movie that is actually not really opening this weekend, only expanding, never heard of it, 1424 theaters, probably 6 million fighting with Yogi Bear for 5th place.
Now on to bigger and more important movies, like say True Grit, only the spectacular western that so far made $95.4 million in 16 days. Did I mention that this is now the Coen Brothers highest grossing film ever, oh yeah, it is. If this doesn’t make $17 million for 1st place then I don’t know what more to say, go see it NOW!
Little Fockers will be in 2nd place with probably $14 million for a total of $124 million so far in North America. Maybe it’s a bit soon to tell but Little Fockers might not even pass Meet the Parents ($166 million) in total gross when all is said and done.
And rounding out the top 5, actually, this is 3rd place since I talked about 4th and 5th place before, anyway, Tron Legacy with $12 million or so for $150 million in North America in 24 days.
Next week we get to see The Green Hornet in 3D and The Dilemma from Universal (the real dilemma would be how the hell are they still in business).