Can Coach Carter go 2 and 0 at the box office this weekend? Unless Ice Cube?s Are We There Yet? surpasses expectations, absolutely.
Carter, the basketball drama starring Samuel L. Jackson, should see a 40 percent drop from its $24.2 million debut to $15 million this weekend, while the family comedy Are We There Yet? is likely to premiere close behind with $14 million.
Look for Meet the Fockers to continue its amazing run, slipping 45 percent to $11 million. The weekend?s other new wide release is the crime thriller Assault on Precinct 13, with Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne. Its good buzz and guy-centric plotline should result in a $10 million opening.
Fifth place will be a fight between In Good Company and Racing Stripes, both of which should gross about $9 million in their second weekend.