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WHAT’LL IT BE, WIMPY BOYS OR BUTT-KICKING BABES?

March 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The family-flick sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is likely to take down the tough-babe fantasy flick Sucker Punch at the box office this weekend — but not by much, say industry forecasters. Each film is expected to take in $20-25 million, while last weekend’s newcomers are expected to fade fast. While $20-25 million would represent decent receipts for Wimpy Kid, which reportedly cost $21 million to make, it would do nothing to lift the standing of director Zack Snyder, who is returning after his Land of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole flopped last year. Sucker Punch reportedly cost $83 million to produce, and many analysts are forecasting that it will likely fail to earn back that figure — or anything close to it.

UPDATE: On Friday, Sucker Punch led the field with an estimated $8 million, with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid sequel coming in second with $7.3 million. Business for kid-friendly films is generally livelier on Saturdays and Sundays, however, and analysts are not likely to revise their forecasts that Wimpy Kid will lead the weekend when results for all three days are tallied.