Notable Openings This Weekend: 3 Days to Kill, Pompeii
I’d rather talk about reruns of Family Matters then this weekend’s box office. Yeah, The Lego Movie will three-peat. The end. Any more questions? Oh yeah, Pompeii and 3 Days to Kill open this weekend.
Pompeii. It has a volcano, gladiators, other stuff…whatever. When your big star is Carrie Anne-Moss, I’m not sure how much mainstream interest your film really has. Kiefer Sutherland is also in this as well. Maybe it’s a Jack Bauer crossover where Jack has to shoot a bullet into a volcano or something, I don’t know. The director is Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil movies, Mooooortaaaaaaal Kooooooombaaaaaaat), who I guess has a little bit of a following, and might be good enough to get this to #2 at least. Pompeii won’t bomb, but nothing special here at the box office.
Kevin Costner is back in 3 Days to Kill, but Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit didn’t exactly light up the bank accounts, and that at least had name recognition and a marketable star (Chris Pine). This film is also directed by McG, otherwise known as Mc “My Terminator Movie Flopped” G. Like most January & February spy “looks really boring” thriller types, this will come and go faster than a Road Runner sprinting in sneakers he just bought at Foot Locker.
How Will It All Break Down…
Due to a lack of competition, and the continued love fest, The Lego Movie will clean up once again. No contest.
TOP 5 BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS
1) The Lego Movie — $34.5 Million
2) Pompeii – $14 Million
3) About Last Night — $13 Million
4) RoboCop — $11.5 Million
5) 3 Days to Kill — $11 Million