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''

By Dave Karger
Updated October 14, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Credit: The Fog: Rob McEwan
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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.

Domino

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  • Movie
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  • R
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  • 113 minutes
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  • Tony Scott

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