Box Office Preview: X-Files Debut vs. The Dark Knight
Fox and Fox Mulder will duke it out with Warner Bros. and The Dark Knight this weekend for box office supremacy. If the previous week’s tallies for TDK are any indication, though, it may not be a close race with the Christopher Nolan-directed film aiming to cross the $300 million mark this weekend, according to Variety.
Sony’s comedy Step Brothers will also bow this weekend, while Universal’s Mamma Mia looks to grab additional counter programming dollars after its $27.7 million opening last weekend, the highest grossing opening ever for a musical. According to Variety, Step Brothers will open in 3,094 theaters, while “X-Files” gets a slightly larger launch in 3,185 houses.
Here’s The Hollywood Reporter’s Carl DiOrio:
Good luck to Mulder and Scully and Farrell and Reilly … and to anyone looking for The Dark Knight IMAX tickets.
Will The Dark Knight break $300 million this weekend?