Salt. (2010, 99 minutes, PG-13, action/thriller) I am hoping this is fun. At the same time I am not expecting it to be particularly good. There is something about the trailers that make it seem supremely superficial. Perhaps I will be proven wrong though and that would be nice. The movie centers on Angelina Jolie as the titular Salt. She is an FBI agent fingered as a Russian sleeper spy. She bolts as her superiors believe she will attempt to assassinate the President while she tries to prove her innocence. It looks like they are going for a Bourne-style feel and I wonder how close they will get. The cast also includes Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Phillip Noyce (Catch a Fire, Clear and Present Danger) directs from a Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium, Law Abiding Citizen) screenplay.
Also opening this week, but not near me:
- Countdown to Zero
- Life During Wartime
- Mugabe and the White African
- Spoken Word
Box Office Predictions
I have a feeling that Inception is going to hold on to the top for a second weekend. There has been too much good word about it this week, along with the fact that is very rewatchable. I think that Salt is the only new release that even has a shot at the top spot and that is going to be a stretch. I am not convinced it is going to have a big open. It will do well I am sure, but $30 million may be pushing it. Meanwhile, Ramona and Beezus is going to be much further down the list.
Here is how I think it could play out:
|3||Despicable Me||$20 million|
|4||Ramona and Beezus||$9.5million|
|5||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||$8.5 million|
|6||Toy Story 3||$7 million|
|8||Grown Ups||$4.5 million|
|9||The Last Airbender||$3.5 million|