Becoming Jane. (2007, 120 minutes, PG, drama, trailer) This movie is said to cement Anne Hathaway's transition from Disney princess to a full-fledged mature actress. Not sure about that, Prada and Brokeback Mountain may have already done the trick. Anyway, this is the story of Jane Austen's untold romance with Tom Lefoy (James McAvoy). This isn't my usual cup of tea, but could definitely prove interesting.
El Cantante. (2007, 106 minutes, R, drama, trailer) This biopic chronicles the rise and fall of Hector Lavoe, a Puerto Rican singer who moved to New York and pioneered salsa music. Honestly, I have never heard of him, but then again, I am rather ignorant of salsa in general (the music or the dip). The movie stars real life couple Marc Anthony (as Hector) and Jennifer Lopez (as his wife Puchi).
Also opening this week, but not near me:
- 2 Days in Paris
- Chak DE! India
- Cut Sleeve Boys
- Dans Paris
- Rocket Science
Box Office Predictions
Rush Hour 3 anyone? I am certain that it will be the top grosser this weekend. The question is how high will it fly? Will it top last week's The Bourne Ultimatum? I doubt it. In 1998 Rush Hour opened with $33 million, the sequel followed in 2001 with a $67.5 million opening. I really don't see this one getting that high. Tucker hasn't made a movie since then, and this has to put a question mark on his drawing power. It will still do well, likely ending in the $50-55 million range. Reviews and word of mouth have been very positive, so I envision this having a good second weekend. Of the other new releases, Stardust should have a decent opening, but I do not expect much from Daddy Day Camp (especially with its 9th place finish on its opening day, failing to crack $.75 million).
Here is how I think the top ten field will play out:
|1||Rush Hour 3||$55 million|
|2||The Bourne Ultimatum||$33 million|
|4||The Simpsons Movie||$15 million|
|6||I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry||$6 million|
|7||Becoming Jane||$5 million|
|8||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||$4.5 million|
|10||El Cantante||$3 million|
What are you seeing this weekend?