Friday, April 24, 2009

Beyonce thriller "Obsessed" leads new releases

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The final weekend of the spring box office season boasts four new pictures in wide release.

As for picking a winner, lots of luck. But it does seem certain "17 Again" will relinquish the box office crown, with an expected second-weekend tally of $12 million or so for the Zac Efron comedy. It's considered likely that at least one or more of the new pictures will register a bit more than that.

But which one will finish first? That's much less clear.

The Sony thriller "Obsessed" looks capable of attracting at least mid-teen millions through Sunday, though its ultimate haul hinges greatly on how it draws outside of core urban demos. The cast includes Beyonce Knowles ("Dreamgirls"), Idris Elba ("28 Weeks Later") and Ali Larter ("Resident Evil: Extinction").

"It has a very solid cast, and Beyonce has an all-audience appeal," Sony domestic distribution president Rory Bruer said.

No comments: