After two extremely long weeks at the top of the box office, I believe those damn Turtles are about to come crashing down. But the long-awaited Sin City sequel, won’t be responsible.
That’s right kids: Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are about to have their butts kicked by a dame.
As crazy as it sounds, “If I Stay” is poised to top the weekend box office. Based on the 2009 Gayle Forman novel, “If I Stay” is directed by R. J. Cutler, based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Stacy Keach, and Aisha Hinds.
Yeah, yeah, it’s another young adult adaptation. But unlike say “The Giver” and countless others YA adaptations, this one has a fighting chance.
“If I Stay” is opening at 2,907 theatres, and it should bring in the same crown that made “The Fault in our Stars” a big hit earlier this summer. To be clear: I don’t think Stay ill open as high as “The Fault in our Stars” ($48 million), however it should open around $25 million, more than enough to smack down the competition.
Almost nine and a half years after “Sin City” opened to $29.8 million, the sequel everyone wanted in 2006-2007 finally arrives in theaters. Seriously, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, what the hell took so damn long?
Based on the acclaimed comic series by Frank Miller, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” reunites cast members Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Mickey Rourke, and Bruce Willis. The sequel adds Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Marton Csokas, Christopher Lloyd, Julia Garner, Juno Temple, Ray Liotta, Stacy Keach (him again?!), Christopher Meloni, Alexa PenaVega, Lady Gaga, Jeremy Piven and Crystal McCahill.
*whew* Gimme a sec while I catch my breath…
The film is opening at 2,894 locations, but due to the long gap between films, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” will earn nearly half of its predecessor. Dame should land in second place with around $15 million.
Finally, football drama “When the Game Stands Tall” will likely wind up in fifth place if its lucky. Playing at 2,670 theaters, the drama stars Jim Caviezel as high school football coach Bob Ladouceur, who led the De La Salle High School Spartans to a 151-game winning streak. Not that many people know this, since none of the advertisements tell you about the streak.
That being said, the film does have one or two things going for it: the movie has a faith-based angle, as De La Salle is a Catholic high school. And “When the Game Stands Tall” should do better than other recent sports films “Million Dollar Arm” ($10.5 million) and “Draft Day” ($9.8 million).