More vampires and werewolves at your local cineplex
Impatient Twilight fans rejoice:Â vampires and werewolves are staging another movie-theater invasion.
This time, itâ€™s the fourth movie in the â€śUnderworldâ€ť series starring Kate Beckinsale, which distributor Sony projects will ring up U.S. and Canadian ticket sales in the low-$20 million range from Friday through Sunday. The newest installment, â€śUnderworld: Awakeningâ€ť, sees humans trying to driveÂ vampires and werewolves to extinction.
â€śRed Tails,â€ť a George Lucas-produced story about Tuskegee Airmen starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr., also reaches theaters. Twentieth Century Fox is releasing the movie and hoping for opening-weekend sales of in the $8 million to $10 million range.
Also this weekend, Relativity Media debuts â€śHaywire,â€ť a spy thriller starring mixed-martial arts fighter Gina Carano. The studio projects domestic sales reaching about $8 million for the weekend.
Elsewhere, a couple of movies that picked up Golden Globes on Sunday willÂ move intoÂ more theaters. Silent film â€śThe Artistâ€ť won three Globes including best musical or comedy, while â€śThe Iron Ladyâ€ť scored best actress for Meryl Streep in her role as Margaret Thatcher.