Dave Karger's prediction: The teaming of Denzel, Jodie, and Spike on ''Inside Man'' will be too irresistible for moviegoers to resist

By Dave Karger
March 24, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

The combined star power of Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Spike Lee will easily drive Inside Man to the top of the box office this weekend. The bank-heist drama will become Lee’s second No. 1 debut (following He Got Game, also starring Washington), thanks to a three-day tally of about $20 million.

Meanwhile, V for Vendetta will lose about half its audience in its second weekend, earning another $12 million, while Failure to Launch and The Shaggy Dog should each add $9 million to their box office totals.

Also opening this weekend are Stay Alive, a teen horror flick about a deadly videogame, with not much in the way of star power (except Frankie Muniz in a small role) and Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, in which the cult comedian will attempt (and fail) to become the next Jim Carrey. Or even the next Rob Schneider. These two new entries will gross $8 million and $6 million, respectively.

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