Butler's cold streak at the multiplex is set to continue with "Playing for Keeps," a soccer-themed
As the only new movie opening this weekend, "Playing for Keeps" will be routed by a handful of holdovers.
Meanwhile, "Playing for Keeps" will post one of the worst openings for a
Butler, 43, has had a rough couple of years at the box office. After he rose to fame in the sword-and-sandals epic "300" in 1997, many in Hollywood thought he had the potential to be the kind of leading man who could appeal to both men and women. His romantic comedies, including
It doesn't appear "Playing for Keeps" will come close to hitting that mark. Instead, the movie will likely follow in the footsteps of "Chasing Mavericks," Butler's October surfing
The actor's latest film, which on Thursday had scored a rare 0% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, was financed by Avi Lerner's Millennium Films and is being distributed in the U.S. by FilmDistrict.
Meanwhile, Open Road Films is re-releasing its