With the end of summer rapidly approaching, it seems there aren't many people who want to spend their final no school or work days at the movie theater.
The four new pictures hitting multiplexes this weekend aren't generating much interest among potential audiences. As a result, last weekend's No. 1 film
Of the new offerings, the action chase film
"Hit & Run," a road trip comedy from actor
Also debuting nationwide this weekend is "2016: Obama's America," a political
The documentary could collect $4 million more this weekend, even more than the new horror film from
However, Warner is releasing the movie in only around 800 theaters and spending little on marketing as part of its contractual agreement with Dark Castle. The studio does not appear to be supportive of the film, likely because Silver's deal at Warner Bros. is ending in late 2012 after a 25-year-long partnership. The producer has already left his offices on Warner's Burbank lot.
"Premium Rush" has garnered the most positive reviews of any of the new debuts, notching a 79% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Though the movie's launch won't likely be spectacular,
The film also marks the beginning of Gordon-Levitt's attempt to open bigger studio films. The 31-year-old has headlined a handful of independent movies and has had supporting roles in studio films including
After "Premium Rush," the actor will appear in Rian Johnson's highly anticipated time travel film "Looper," set to premiere at the
"Hit & Run," meanwhile, is the fourth release from Open Road Films, the independent distributor jointly owned by theater chains AMC Entertainment and
The film, also written, co-directed and produced by Shepard, stars the actor alongside his fiancee,
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