Summer '07 can't get here fast enough for me...The final weekend of the spring '07 movie season has 2 supernatural themed flicks battling against a comedian and wrestler in hopes of taking the top spot...
Nicolas Cage stars in his 2nd flick of the year-a thriller called Next (reviews); Meanwhile, Steve Austin of the WWE stars in the actioner The Condemned (reviews); The Invisible (reviews) looks like just another knock off of Ghost; And Jamie Kennedy is Kickin' It Old Skool (reviews) in his new comedy...
Ian Mohr and Dave McNary of Variety set this week's cinema table:
Hollywood is doing some spring cleaning in April's last frame, clearing its shelves of various pics before the onslaught of blockbuster summer sequels kicks off with Sony's "Spider-Man 3" next weekend.
Then again, Nicolas Cage had one of the year's biggest, unexpected hits with "Ghost Rider" -- which revved $223.6 million worldwide -- and he's back with supernatural thriller "Next."
Paramount's PG-13 pic bows on an estimated screens. Cage plays a magician who can see into the future and gets caught up in stopping an international terror plot.
Pic, from "Die Another Day" helmer Lee Tamahori, will have to tussle with Par and DreamWorks' own "Disturbia," the "Rear Window" twist for teens that has ruled the roost for the past two weekends.
Also haunting the multiplexes will be Disney's own PG-13 supernatural entry, "The Invisible," another teen-skewing spookfest that will hit 2,019 locations.
Lionsgate counters by rolling out "The Condemned," with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin as a convict sent to an island to duke it out with other killers as part of a reality show.
Pic, grappling at 2,310 theaters, could pick up some biz with male auds from the Texas Rattlesnake's fanbase.
Indie [production company] Yari Film Group breaks in with the Jamie Kennedy laffer "Kickin' It Old Skool."
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Joshua Rich of Entertainment Weekly predicts: 'Next'' looks like an easy No. 1 this weekend, with thrillers ''The Invisible'' and ''Disturbia'' closing in behind...
Is it just me, or do this week's crop of wide releases look awful? I'm actually hoping Disturbia will hold on to number one for another week.