‘Immortals’ aims for box-office victory

November 12, 2011

Henry Cavill stars in "Immortals."

This weekend’s box-office battle pits brawny Greek gods against a double dose of Adam Sandler.

Big-budget action movie “Immortals,” a tale of warfare set in ancient Greece, may bring a win to independent studio Relativity Media. The studio projects domestic ticket sales around $25 million or $26 million for the weekend. Comedian Sandler plays both title characters in another new release, “Jack and Jill.” Distributor Sony Pictures expects U.S. and Canadian box-office receipts in the low-to-mid $20 million range.

Also this weekend, Leonardo DiCaprio as FBI boss “J. Edgar” should bring in about $10 million to $13 million domestically, according to distributor Warner Bros. But don’t count out the cat. Animated “Puss in Boots,” produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures, ran off with the box-office crown the past two weekends, and industry sources say the movie might scratch out another win.

Photo Credit: Relativity/Jan Thijs

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