The three-hour drama stars
The Christmas holiday week is difficult to predict, especially with holdovers such as "Smaug" and
Still, it looks as if "47 Ronin," the long-delayed samurai movie from Universal Pictures, is an expensive bet that's unlikely to pay off. It could open with a haul of $17 million to $20 million over the five-day weekend and will have to enjoy an impressive run at the multiplex to make up for its budget of at least $175 million, co-financed by Universal and Elliot Inc.
The 3-D production, which stars
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,"
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," the
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