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AFTER THANKSGIVING, TIME FOR LEFTOVERS

December 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On the weekend following the big Thanksgiving holiday — when four films opened wide — only a single entry, The Warrior’s Way is vying for attention — and it is likely to find it in short supply. The R-rated martial-arts movie, filmed

The Warrior's Way

in New Zealand in English and Korean, has been tracking poorly, with young males showing the most interest. It was not shown in advance to critics — always a bad sign. (Early weekend reviews would appear to justify the decision. Roger Moore in the Orlando Sentinel calls it “a genre mashup that never quite achieves ‘So very bad it’s good status.” And Robert Abele in the Los Angeles Times refers to it as “a tiresome lab experiment in computer-generated tropes and green-screen oppressiveness.”) Analysts are expecting the $42-million film to earn around $6 million. The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally a tough one for Hollywood, and this one is expected to be no exception. The second week of Disney’s Tangled is expected to contend with the third week of Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 for the box-office crown, with Tangled expected to win by … er … a hair, according to analysts. Each film is expected to earn around $25 million.