Will any of these new wide releases unseat New Moon-taking over cinema's top spot?
Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal play war-torn Brothers (reviews) in the remake of the Danish pic Brødre: Columbus Short, Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne take the Armored (reviews) car for a spin; And the Italian pic Stanno tutti bene makes its way to America as Robert De Niro makes sure Everybody's Fine (reviews) in the family And it's anti-vampire spoof Transylmania (reviews)
Pamela McClintock of Variety:
A mix of wide releases debut at the domestic B.O. this weekend, but eclipsing holdovers "New Moon" and "The Blind Side" will be a tough task.
Lionsgate opens Jim Sheridan's "Brothers," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire, in 2,088 theaters. "Brothers" was fully financed and produced by Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media, which has an output deal with Lionsgate.
The year-end specialty push continues with Paramount's George Clooney topliner "Up in the Air," which was named best pic of the year Thursday by the National Board of Review. Directed by Jason Reitman, the film opens in 14 theaters in markets including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, D.C., Dallas and Seattle.
Sony's Screen Gems goes after the action crowd with crime-thriller "Armored," toplining Matt Dillon, Jean Reno and Laurence Fishburne. Pic opens in 1,915.
The weekend also sees the final title from the Daniel Battsek-era Miramax: Robert De Niro-Drew Barrymore comedy "Everybody's Fine." Miramax co-financed the film, a remake of Giuseppe Tornatore's 1990 pic, with Radar Pictures. Film opens in 2,133 theaters.
The fourth new wide release is vampire spoof "Transylmania," which Full Circle Releasing takes out in 1,055.
The domestic B.O. is running at record levels and enjoyed the best Thanksgiving holiday ever, led by Summit Entertainment's "New Moon" and Sandra Bullock sports drama "Blind Side."...
Nicole Sperling of EW expects the underdog Sandra Bullock hit to hold off ''New Moon'' to finish No. 1
The Blind Side over Moon? Hmmm Says something about this week's new flicks doesn't it?