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ST. PATRICK’S WEEKEND WON’T BE VERY GREEN AT BOX OFFICE

March 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It will likely be a slow weekend at the box office this weekend, as two fairly nondescript movies open under an assault of poor reviews and freezing weather. What has been difficult for the producers of Need to Speed to shake off, however, are the persistent complaints that the movie is little more than a rip-off of the Fast & Furious movies. Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club was not screened for critics — common form for Perry’s films, which are generally regarded as critic-proof. Their reviews will come on Saturday and are expected to be terrible. Most forecasters are predicting that Speed will inch ahead of Club this weekend, with both films expected to end up with around $20-25 million. All of which leaves last week’s top film, 300: Rise of an Empire, as something of a wildcard. It, too, is expected to wind up in the $20-25 million range, and it could very well rise to the top for a second week. Not to be counted out of the competition is last weekend’s No. 2 film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which could pull ahead of any, if not all, of the major contenders.