What to see at the movies this weekend? A horror comedy or an action flick staring an 80’s icon?
Wait a second, didn’t we just do this?
Based on a French graphic novel, Bullet To The Head is directed by Walter Hill stars Sylvester Stallone as a hitman who has to team up with a Washington police detective, played by Sung Kang (anybody?). Look, if this was 1984 I would say you’d have a massive hit on your hands thanks to the clout that Stallone and Hill (director of 48 Hours, The Warriors and many more classics) carried at the time. But in 2013, this combination is literally 30 years too late. Stallone has been on a role of late with The Expendables and his 21st century takes on Rambo and Rocky, but in the former he was surrounded by stars and the latter two are iconic characters. But in a generic action flick, I think you’re going to see Stallone’s new film go the way of Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand. Look for a fifth place debut for Bullet To The Head with $7 million.
Find out how the rest of the top five will do after the jump!
Warm Bodies is an adaptation of the Isaac Marion novel and stars Nicholas Houghton as a zombie who falls in love with a living girl. The film is being hyped as a Romeo and Juliet style story, except, well, with zombies. It’s received decent notices already, and if fanboys can accept a bit of a change from the typical zombie film, they could be in for a genuine treat. Look for Warm Bodies to pull off a surprise first place debut with $15 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters will take second with $10 million, Silver Linings Playbook should grab third place with $9 million, while Zero Dark Thirty will claim fourth $8.5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Warm Bodies – $15 million
2) Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – $10 million
3) Silver Linings Playbook – $9 million
4) Zero Dark Thirty – $8.5 million
5) Bullet To The Head – $7 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!