But 'The Butler' may challenge U's superhero actioner for weekend crown
“Kick-Ass 2,” starring Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson and Jim Carrey, is poised to finish No. 1 with $20 million-plus. The original installment of “Kick-Ass” debuted to $19.8 million in 2010 and nearly $100 million worldwide.
This weekend’s other top release, The Weinstein Company’s “Butler,” is projected in the mid-to-high teens but could see an uptick in ticket sales depending on Oprah Winfrey’s fanbase.
Based on the true story of longtime White House butler Eugene Allen, “The Butler” cost about the same to produce as “Kick-Ass 2″ in the $28 million ballpark.