Lions For Lambs opened to just over $2 million on Friday night, placing it in a close heat with Dan in Real Life‘s third weekend for 4th place. Expected champ Fred Claus did much better, but still under expectations, with $5.3 million. It should end up with $17 million or so and in 3rd place, under the thriving American Gangster and Bee Movie which will battle out the #1 spot with $21-25 million each. Its likely Bee will win, given the tendency for familys to come out in, uh, drones, on weekend afternoons. Also notable was No Country For Old Men‘s stunning average on 28 screens, as heads toward a $45,000 weekend average and $1.2 million.
To make matters worse for Mr. Cruise, this is the trailer for next summer’s Valkyrie:
Shouldn’t he at least have a German accent?