Two 1980s remakes, "RoboCop" and
The irreverent toy-based comedy should best all the newcomers with about $45 million in revenue from Friday through Presidents Day Monday. It opened last weekend with a massive $69 million -- the biggest debut of the year so far.
With "About Last Night," from
"About Last Night" is expected to gross $25 million or more through Monday, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys.
Hart demonstrated his pull with filmgoers in January when Universal Pictures' "Ride Along," which co-stars Ice Cube, earned a robust $41.5 million over in its first three days in release. It has gone on to gross more than $100 million.
The few reviews that have appeared for "About Last Night" are largely positive, especially compared with the weak critical reception of "Ride Along."
A remake of the 1986 rom-com that starred Rob Lowe,
After opening on Wednesday, the $120-million "RoboCop," an update on the 1987 sci-fi film, is expected to gross roughly $25 million through the holiday.
The modern spin on Paul Verhoeven's original "RoboCop" comes from Brazilian filmmaker Jose Padilha, whose last effort was the violent foreign military action movie "
Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman plays the new RoboCop, also known as Alex Murphy. In the U.S., Kinnaman is best known for his work on the television crime drama
"RoboCop" also stars Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton, along with
The PG-13 flick is expected to perform well with teenage boys as an alternative the female-oriented movies in this week's group of the new releases.
Meanwhile, Universal Pictures' teen romance "Endless Love" and
"Endless Love" -- which stars