Sandra Bullock's sequel will top the box office
Sandra Bullock's sequel will top the box office. ''Miss Congeniality 2'' will debut atop the box office chart, with ''Guess Who'' at No. 2
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.