Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Haywire, Red Tails, Underworld: Awakening open in wide release this weekend. The previous three Underworld movies have all opened with at least $20 million, including the 2009 Rise of the Lycans, which did not star Kate Beckingsale. If the fourth movie continues that trend, Underworld: Awakening will top the box office charts. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close opened in six theaters on Christmas Day and has grossed under $700,000 so far. It will expand to over 2,500 theaters this weekend. Haywire and Red Tails will attempt to crack double digit box office returns. Both movies released the extended clips in an attempt to boost awareness.
Last weekend, Contraband topped the long-weekend with nearly $29 million. In second place, Beauty and the Beast 3D re-release added $23.5 million to its total and will likely pass the $200 million mark this week. In fourth place, Joyful Noise took in close to $14 million.