DreamWorks Pictures' "Need for Speed" is expected to outpace
The $65-million, stunt-filled picture, starring
That will muscle the PG-13 car flick to a win before Summit Entertainment's highly anticipated dystopian teen adventure "Divergent" hits cinemas next week.
Lionsgate's "Single Moms Club" could debut with $18 million, while last week's No. 1
In "Need for Speed," which takes its name from the long-running video game franchise, Paul plays a street racer who is framed for the death of a close friend and seeks revenge once released from prison. The adaptation is directed by
An $18-million weekend for "Single Moms Club" would be in line with recent movies from Tyler Perry, though nowhere near his best. This is the final film to come out of Lionsgate's production deal with the prolific TV producer and filmmaker, though they will continue to work on future projects.
Perry's last effort, "A Madea Christmas," opened at the low end of expectations with $16 million and went on to gross about $52 million. The last non-"Madea" movie Perry directed, 2013's "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor," also ended up with about $52 million.
Also opening Friday is "Veronica Mars," the Kickstarter-funded movie based on the murder-mystery TV series starring
Wes Anderson's star-studded and critically lauded "Grand Budapest Hotel" will run in 66 theaters this weekend following a robust debut on four screens last week.
Other limited releases for Friday include the Kurt Russell heist film "Art of the Steal," from the