Charlize Theron stars in ‘Atomic Blonde’ while Sony Animation’s film features a voice cast including T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris and Maya Rudolph.
The Charlize Theron action film Atomic Blonde kicked into gear with $1.5 million in previews Thursday, while Sony Pictures Animation’s The Emoji Movie logged $900,000.
The Emoji Movie, based on the popular symbols used in text messages, is tracking to earn in the $25 million to $27 million range, although Sony is being more conservative in suggesting $20 million.
The film, helmed by Tony Leondis, centers on Gene (T.J. Miller) who, unlike the other inhabitants of Textpolis, has multiple expressions. Determined to be normal, he and his friends embark on an adventure to locate the code that will fix him, only to find themselves in a race to save the world.
The ensemble voice cast includes James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, Christina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara and Patrick Stewart. The script was written by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel and Mike White from a story by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel.
This weekend’s other new release is Atomic Blonde, being released under Universal’s specialty label Focus Features. The film, following an MI6 spy during the final days of the Berlin Wall, should open between $20 million and $22 million. It was produced and financed by Sierra/Affinity.
David Leitch (John Wick) directed the film, which is based on the graphic novel The Coldest City. In addition to Theron, it also stars James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones.
SOURCE :Box Office