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EMPTY SEATS LIKELY AT THEATERS ON SUPER BOWL WEEKEND

February 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With the Super Bowl sucking up the movie-going audience this weekend — what with party preparations on Saturday and the actual game on Sunday — movie studios are releasing two films, both of which are intended to counterprogram the game. One is the female-skewed The Roommate; the other is the James Cameron-produced Sanctum, for those who prefer their action underwater instead of the gridiron and in 3D. The Roommate is expected to do OK and probably win the top spot at the box office, as the similarly female-focused Dear John did a year ago. (A bad sign: it was not screened for critics in advance.) Sanctum, on the other hand, is expected to … well, er … tank.