Boxoffice preview: Competitors envy stylish 'Sin'

It's ultraviolent and rated R, but that shouldn't stop Dimension Films' Sin City from reaching $30 million this weekend. While the male audience heads for Sin City, though, MGM is doing a bit of counterprogramming, looking to attract females with its comedy Beauty Shop. The Weinstein brothers might be leaving Walt Disney Studios -- their formal divorce agreement was announced this week, though they will continue working with Miramax Films on a nonexclusive basis until their contracts expire at the end of September -- but they're ending the partnership with a bang. Sin City, the stylized, highly anticipated Frank Miller comic book adaptation from the Weinsteins' Dimension label, looks to be one of the hottest films to hit the big screen so far this year. Co-director Robert Rodriguez's film noir should draw not only comic book fans but also audiences interested in seeing Rodriguez's marvel in moviemaking. Entirely greenscreened and shot digitally at the filmmaker's Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Sin City features an all-star cast that includes Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Benicio Del Toro and Clive Owen.

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