Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, which goes ultra-wide at 3,954 theaters riding respectable reviews, will easily be No. 1 and could haul in ticket sales of $55 million or more. (Blue Sky Studios / AP)
An average epic?
Last weekends top movie, Warner Bros. prehistoric epic 10,000 B.C., was deemed only moderately mammoth by certain cynical media types after it opened to $36 million. (Associated Press)
Produced for $19 million, Doomsday is a hard-edged, apocalyptic thriller aimed at fans of such movies as Land of the Dead and 28 Days. It has a low-profile cast and carries an R for strong bloody violence, as the ratings board put it. (Jay Maidment / Universal Pictures)
Colin Farrell (lower right) stars as Jimmy Egan in New Line Cinema’s upcoming “Pride and Glory.” (Glen Wilson / New Line Cinema)