20th Century Fox drama “Unstoppable” is number 1 on Friday Box Office grossing at at $8.1 million. But critics says it won’t be a runaway hit.
Starred by American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer Denzel Washington has proven powerful enough for Fox’s “Unstoppable” to deliver at No. 1.
Rated PG-13,this runaway-themed thriller won’t likely stay in the top spot for DreamWorks 3D family film “Megamind” is at close at $7.9 million and is projected to gross around $30 million this weekend.
Budgeted at $85 million after tax breaks, the Tony Scott-directed “Unstoppable” is on track to meet lukewarm pre-release estimates of $20 million-$25 million, and sustain Washington’s streak of $20 million-plus wide openings that dates back to 2003’s “Out of Time.”
Also opening wide this weekend, Rogue Pictures’ low-budget sci-fi film “Skyline” also met its tracking Friday, opening to an estimated $4.7 million and on pace for around $12 million for the weekend.
Meanwhile, the box-office situation could be called gory for Paramount romantic comedy “Morning Glory,” with the Harrison Ford/Diane Keaton/Rachel McAdams film grossing just $3.1 million Friday.
Co-produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot at a cost of around $40 million, “Morning Glory” opened softly Wednesday to $1.1 million and probably won’t have even $12 million by the time the weekend is through.