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Can “The Expendables” do it again? I’m betting on it. Considering the sequel has an even bigger cast than the original, “The Expendables 2” could trump the first film’s $34.8 million opening with $37 million. “ParaNorman” is the more attractive kid-friendly fare, so the stop motion animated film could bury “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” Should “ParaNorman” open with something similar to “Monster House,” it’ll start with $22 million as compared to “Timothy Green’s” “Ramona and Beezus”-sized haul of about $7 million. As for “Sparkle,” even with Whitney Houston on the roster, it probably won’t make more than “Joyful Noise,” likely wrapping its first weekend out with about $10  [ Read More ] »

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