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MOVIEGOERS LIKELY TO PACK THEATERS AGAIN THIS WEEKEND

February 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Once again there will be something akin to de facto segregation of the sexes at theaters this Presidents Day weekend. For females, there’ll be Fox’s romantic comedy/thriller This Means War, starring Reese Witherspoon Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. For males, there’ll be the 3D Nicolas Cage starrer Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. The latter film is expected to take the top spot with around $25-30 million for the four-day holiday. (It was not screened in advance for critics.) War will likely settle for around $20 million, according to forecasts. A third film, the animated family flick Secret World of Arietty from Disney and Studio Ghibli, is expected to gross around $16 million. Combined with a strong slate of holdovers, the overall box office is likely to exceed last weekend’s results.