Three lackluster openings this week will allow Disney to reign supreme for one more week. The trouble is trying to figure out which of the three is going to mount the most serious charge. I’ve got Zathura but only because it’s the biggest wildcard.
1. Chicken Little 21.9m Chicken Little proved that reviews can’t hurt a children’s film. You really think these kids give a damn about Ebert?
2. Zathura 20.9m People will go to see it for the title alone.
3. Jarhead 15.7m If the world was just, this would be the top film this weekend. Knowing it’s not, helps us slot this one third.
4. Derailed 8.5m This is an abysmal film that will sucker some week one folks. Adios after that.