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“Alice” eyeing box-office three-peat
LAS VEGAS/LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) ñ Get ready for a 3D three-peat at the weekend domestic box office.
Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” demonstrated its holding power during the previous frame, when it dropped just 46 percent as it took in an additional $62.7 million. Another 45 percent drop this weekend would see the Tim Burton-directed fantasy collect a mid-$30 million figure, which should enable it to dominate all competition — and that’s despite a trio of new pictures hitting multiplexes in wide release.
Still, the market should find room for a couple of the rookies to establish solid footholds.
Sony’s action comedy “The Bounty Hunter,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, is a good bet for second place with a debut of $20 million-$23 million. Rated PG-13, “Bounty” will be hunting the date-movie crowd with its battle-of-the-sexes tale, directed by Andy Tennant (“Fool’s Gold”), with Butler playing a bounty hunter who takes on the assignment of bringing in ex-wife Aniston.
Fox, meanwhile, will be going after tweens with its comedy “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” based on the Jeff Kinney book that’s given birth to a successful series about the trials and tribulations of middle school.
The PG-rated pic’s weekend hinges primarily on interest among family moviegoers, who could reward it with an opening of $15 million or more. Zachary Gordon stars in the feature directed by Thor Freudenthal, who turned out last year’s “Hotel for Dogs.”
“It’s very targeted and will appeal to 7- to 14-year-old kids,” Fox distribution president Bruce Snyder said.
Universal, which launched “Green Zone” last weekend to a disappointing $14.3 million, should see that film drop to fifth place. But the studio is taking another turn at bat with the sci-fi thriller “Repo Men.” Jude Law and Forest Whitaker star in the futuristic actioner, based on Eric Garcia’s novel “The Repossession Mambo,” which concerns trafficking in artificial body parts.
Prerelease interest in the R-rated pic, directed by Miguel Sapochnik, a storyboard artist making his feature directorial debut, has been slow to build, so a bow of somewhere north of $10 million appears likely.
In the specialty arena, Summit will expand the Roman Polanski-directed political thriller “The Ghost Writer” — which has grossed $4.3 million through four weekends of limited release — into 819 theaters.
Apparition will see whether Kristen Stewart’s “Twilight” fans follow her to “The Runaways,” in which she plays rocker Joan Jett and which will bow in more than 200 theaters.
And Focus will introduce Noah Baumbach’s “Greenberg,” starring Ben Stiller as a middle-aged slacker, in exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles.