’s submarine movie “Hunter Killer
,” which is being released through its Summit Entertainment
label, earned $420,000 in Thursday previews from 2,200 screens. It will open on 2,728 screens this weekend.
The Gerard Butler
and Gary Oldman
-led thriller face off against “Halloween” as it moves into its second weekend, which should dominate through Oct. 31. “Hunter Killer
” is projected for a $6-8 million opening behind a 38 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes
Comparisons aren’t easy for “Hunter Killer
” considering that it’s going up against “Halloween.” But Gerard Butler’s “Geostorm
,” which opened this time last year and skipped Thursday previews, ended up earning only $13.7 million in its opening weekend against a $120 million budget. Butler’s “Den of Thieves
” opened in January of this year and took in $950,000 in previews leading up to a $15 million open.
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