“Dracula Untold” got the weakest reviews of all the new films going into wide release this weekend. It’s not remotely scary, though it has its interesting origin story points — more an action epic (and a cheap one). But a hunky Drac is always a draw, and it looks — based on Friday — like a $20-22 million hit.
“Gone Girl” is rolling to a second weekend win, another $25, based on Friday’s numbers.
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible…” is doing well for a kids movie that isn’t a cartoon. It’ll hit $18-20 (Saturday being the BIG tell for a kids movie).
“The Judge” is riding Robert Downey Jr. and Oscar winners Robert Duvall and Billy Bob Thornton and the voluptuous Vera Farmiga to a $14-15 million weekend. It is “Gone Girl”‘s real competition, and it’s not proving to be much competition at all. Poor reviews hurt it in ways they didn’t hurt a movie with “Dracula” in the title.
“Maze Runner” is closing in on $90 million, which should be the end of the road for it.
“The Boxtrolls” won’t hit $50, as “The Book of Life” will steal its kid cartoon audience next weekend, and Disney has a movie due out a couple of weeks after that.