'Snitch' vs. 'Dark Skies' (POLL)
This Friday, a surprisingly small batch of movies are set to hit theaters, at least after last week's deluge of titles. And now that Valentine's Day has come and gone, romance is no longer a priority on the silver screen.
Despite that preponderance of love-driven stories, action, well, kicked its butt, as A Good Day To Die Hard took the top spot over Safe Haven and Beautiful Creatures at the box office. But will Bruce Willis triumph again, or will a new contender knock the sequel out of its comfy first-place perch?Dwayne Johnson, as well as Keri Russell's sci-fi-horror movie Dark Skies.
Snitch follows a desperate father who goes undercover in a Mexican drug cartel in order to save his wrongfully-accused son. Although Johnson's movies typically receive mixed critical acclaim at best, his box office success has been decidedly more consistent. That said, early reviews of Snitch have been pretty complimentary, so maybe the new thriller will enjoy a good run during its theatrical release. With an all-star supporting cast featuring Benjamin Bratt and Susan Sarandon, Snitch seems poised for solid success.
On the other hand, Dark Skies could end up overshadowing Snitch, at least commercially speaking. A sci-fi horror film about a family that's terrorized by an unknown entity, Keri Russell stars as its matriarch, and it follows in the footsteps of a series of enormously successful similar films, including the Jessica Chastain film Mama, which became a surprise blockbuster when it was released in January.
So which film will rise to the top this weekend -- Snitch or Dark Skies? Or will moviegoers remain loyal to Willis' enduring franchise and prove that, yes indeed, it's incredibly difficult to kill off the Die Hard series?