Of the four films debuting, "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" seems to have the best shot at No. 1. The sequel to a 2006 movie based on a popular video game is expected to start off with a decent $15 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys.
The original "Silent Hill" debuted with $20.2 million six years ago and ultimately grossed nearly $100 million worldwide. The sequel, which follows an 18-year-old girl who realizes her identity is false, was not screened for critics in advance of its opening -- typically a sign that its producers and distributor are nervous about how it will be received.
Though the first movie was released by
"Cloud Atlas," which co-stars
The movie could be the latest box-office bomb for Hanks, who has had a mixed track record at the multiplex in recent years. His last two movies, the
"Fun Size" is the first directorial effort by Josh Schwartz, a television producer best known for developing teen soaps such as
"Chasing Mavericks" centers on the story of surfer Jay Moriarty, who famously wiped out on a massive wave. The film, which was financed for $20 million by Walden Media and is being distributed by
Butler is coming off a box-office flop -- the gritty Sudan drama