Tracking indicates that TMNT (Warner Bros,., 3.23), the jacked-up CGI’ed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick, is going to take the weekend. It’s at 83, 25 and 5, but you always have to figure higher with kiddie movies because phone surveyors don’t talk to six year-olds. It could do between $20 million and $25 million.
Close on the turtles’ heels will be Antoine Fuqua and Mark Wahlberg‘s Shooter (Paramount) — 59, 37, 10. It could do $12 to $15 million, maybe a bit more.
Everything else opening this weekend is looking weak. Mike Binder‘s Reign Over Me is at 56, 34 5 — good reviews so far, but the dogs aren’t eating the hamburger. The 5% first choice is better than last week, but when you’re four days away from opening you need to be at 10% or 12% or you’re dead meat.
The Hills Have Eyes 2 is at 74, 26 and 7 — marginal. Robert Shaye‘s The Last Mimzy, which was previewed last Saturday night, is at 48, 24 and 5. Pride (Lionsgate), the swim-team movie with Terence Howard, is at 36, 29 and 2.