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Box Office: Sony to ‘Recall’ forgettable $28 mil

'Dark Knight' poised for third straight domestic win

Colin Farrell is having trouble forgetting Batman at the domestic box office.

According to Friday afternoon estimates, Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is in line for a third-consecutive weekend B.O. victory with approximately $32 million, while Sony’s “Total Recall” redo should land between $27 million to $28 million for the frame — hardly an eye-popping debut for the big-budget sci-fi actioner.

Based on the 1990 pic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the PG-13 “Recall” is aiming for $9 million Friday with an updside of $10.5 million, but — considering the film’s $125 million pricetag — the numbers aren’t encouraging. By comparison, Schwarzenegger’s R-rated “Recall” opened to $25.3 million more than 20 years ago.

“It’s about on par with what ‘The A-Team’ did a few years back,” one analyst observes. “And ‘Bourne’s’ (Legacy) around the corner; this is not good.”

Starring Farrell and helmed by Len Wiseman, “Recall” marks another B.O. disappointment for Farrell. Last time the Irish thesp opened an action film above $30 mil was 2003’s “S.W.A.T.”, another Sony feature.

“The Dark Knight Rises,” meanwhile, is approaching $600 million worldwide two weeks after the shooting in Aurora, Colo. After trailing “The Dark Knight” in week-to-week sophomore sesh comparisons, “TDKR” is currently neck-and-neck with the second Batman film (43% drop) in its third frame.

Fox’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” this weekend’s other new release, is toughing it out in third place with $6.5 million to $7 million for the day and $18 million for the frame.

Pic is the studio’s third installment in the “Wimpy Kid” series, based on the popular kids books by Jeff Kinney.

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