The R-rated vigilante flick The Brave One, directed by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) and starring Jodie Foster, is expected to take the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend. Analysts predict it will sell about $20 worth of tickets and push last week's winner, the western 3:10 to Yuma, off the tracks with about $7 million. (Ironically, the film arrives at the same time a "hybrid" documentary/drama about blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is being hailed at the Toronto Film Festival. Trumbo, under the pseudonym Robert Rich, won an Oscar for best screenplay for another film titled The Brave One in 1957.) Other films debuting this weekend are expected to make quick transitions to DVDs, including the comedy Mr. Woodcock, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott and Susan Sarandon and the fantasy film Dragon Wars, which was not screened for critics. Neither film is expected to earn much more than $5 million. On Saturday, all of the films will be competing with a sneak preview of The Kingdom, starring Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper and Jason Bateman, which has its official premiere in two weeks.




14/09/2007