''The Fog'' should clear the No. 1 spot at the box office
Dave Karger's online-only prediction: Thanks to a cast that includes Tom Welling and Maggie Grace, ''Fog'' should beat out ''Wallace & Gromit'' and ''In Her Shoes''
Big frights should trump big stars at the box office this weekend, as the horror remake The Fog descends upon mulitplexes.
The first of the month’s pre-Halloween scary movies, The Fog — a remake of the 1979 John Carpenter film — features two rising TV stars, Smallville?s Tom Welling and Lost?s Maggie Grace. But the draw here will be the film?s genre, which should result in a No. 1 debut of around $15 million.
Meanwhile, Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst premiere their new romance, Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown, which will likely have to settle for second place with about $13 million.
Last week?s top film, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, will slip 25 percent from its $16 million opening to $12 million, while Keira Knightley’s new bounty-hunter thriller Domino should debut with about $11 million.
Rounding out the top five will be In Her Shoes, which should only drop 30 percent to $7 million. But next weekend?s debut of the video-game flick Doom should break Hollywood out of this mini-slump.