The 3D horror-action hybrid, starring
Lionsgate is distributing the reimagining of Mary Shelley's 19th-century novel, and the film was made by Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features for about $65 million.
Lakeshore is the production company behind the supernatural "Underworld" series, that latest of which (2012's
"Ride Along," the Universal Pictures buddy-comedy about a security gaurd (Hart) trying to impress his girlfriend's cop brother (Cube), will likely hold the top spot at the box office after arriving
If ticket sales fall about 50% from last weekend's three-day take, it would bring in roughly $20 million, though it could do a bit better than that, given the largely positive response from moviegoers and the lack of genre competition.
The Mark Walhberg military saga "Lone Survivor," also from Universal, could drop 40% from last weekend for a gross of $13 million, adding to the nearly $80 million it has grossed to date.
Open Road Films' animated 3D comedy "The Nut Job" could challenge "Lone Survivor" for the No. 2 spot, likely holding on strong from last week with little else to draw families trekking to cinemas. Disney's highly successful animated musical "Frozen" has been in release since late November but still grabbed fifth place last weekend.
Other holdovers looking for additional revenue over the quiet weekend include Paramount Pictures'
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