BOX OFFICE: TOTAL RECALL Remake Looks Set To Open With A Disappointing $20 Million
With The Dark Knight Rises set to once again take the #1 spot this weekend, Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake may only end up reaching the #3 position due to a lack of interest from moviegoers. Read on for details on how much it is currently expected to make.
Exhibitor Relations reports that Sony Pictures' Total Recall looks set to earn a disappointing total of less than $25 million when it opens in North America this weekend. Despite the fact that it comes over two decades since the original (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) was released in multiplexes, it simply doesn't seem as if there is enough interest for the remake to regain its $200 million budget. While the site speculates that it will end up crashing and burning at the box office in a similar style to financial failures John Carter and Battleship, it's worth remembering that both of those ended up performing much better overseas and the same could happen with Total Recall. It looks likely that Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days may even end up beating Total Recall at the box office, while it has no chance of topping The Dark Knight Rises as that looks set to hold the #1 spot for the third consecutive week. Here are the current weekend estimates.
1. The Dark Knight Rises - $32M
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - $22M
3. Total Recall - $20M
4. Ice Age 4 - $9M
5. The Watch - $7M
Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
Colin Farrell as Douglas Quaid
Jessica Biel as Melina
Kate Beckinsale as Lori
Bill Nighy as Kuato
Bryan Cranston as Vilos Cohaagen
John Cho as McClane
RELEASE DATE: August 3rd, 2012 (US) August 29th, 2012 (UK)
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