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Whisper Numbers: Machete wants a slice of the weekend box office.

The summer movie season closes with three wide releases targeted at adults over the Labor Day holiday weekend.  Director Robert Rodriguez [RRODR] looks to lead the way with Machete [MCHTE], the violent action film first teased as a fake trailer attached to 2007's Grindhouse.  Buzz on the R-rated film has been building ever since in the fanboy community.  Although Danny trejo [DTREJ] stars in his first lead role, he is supported by an all-star cast that includes Jessica Alba [JALBA] and Robert De Niro [RDENI].  Taking aim in 2670 theaters, Machete could cross $18 million over the four-day weekend.

The romantic comedy Going the Distance [GDIST] stars real-life couple Drew Barrymore [DBARR] and Justin Long [JLONG] as a pair in a long-distance relationship.  Its R-rating will limit the film's appeal to women and older couples.  Debuting in 3030 locations, Going the Distance could manage around $15 million over the holiday weekend.

Takers [TAKER] came out the surprise winner after the final tally last weekend.  The crime actioner could steal another $12 million over the long weekend.

Focus Features targets the sophisticated moviegoers with The American [THEAM].  Though marketed like a fast-paced action thriller, the R-rated drama is really a slow, methodical character study.  While George Clooney [GCLOO] offers starpower, his non-franchise films only draws around $10 million opening weekend.  After opening with $1.6 million on 2823 screens Wednesday, The American may settle the score at $11 million over the four-day weekend.

With terrible word of mouth, The Last Exorcism [LXORC] looks to drop off rapidly.  The horror film could bring in another $9 million over the holiday weekend.

That's the whisper from the trading floor.



Tag(s): RRODR, MCHTE, DTREJ, JALBA, RDENI, GDIST, DBARR, JLONG, TAKER, THEAM, GCLOO, LXORC

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By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, September 2, 2010 @ 04:39 PM 3050 views

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