Sandra Bullock aims for fabulous box office figures this weekend, as her sequel Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous hits multiplexes.
In 2000, the first Miss Congeniality opened with $10 million on its way to a surprising $106.8 million domestic gross. Now that moviegoers (particularly female ones) know and love Bullock’s Gracie Hart character, the sequel should see a much bigger opening — perhaps $24 million.
Its main competition will come from Guess Who, the comedic remake starring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac. Fan interest, equally male and female, should result in a $15 million debut.
Last week’s top film, The Ring Two, will likely see a 60 percent drop (typical for a horror film) to $14 million, while the family flick Robots should slip only 40 percent to $13 million, leaving room for Vin Diesel’s The Pacifier to spend one last week in the top five, with about $8 million. But with Sin City and Beauty Shop just a week away, Diesel’s days as a nanny are limited.