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With the limited access to computers I’ll be having over this week and next this will be an abbreviated version of the Box office battle.

This week, four films hit theaters. Will any break out?

“Turbo” features the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg and more. And it’s premise about a racing slug has the possibility of attracting the same kind of crowd that Pixar’s “Cars” brought in. But, it’s being released after “Monsters University” and “Despicable Me 2” and with the much more anticipated (ugh) “The Smurfs 2” still to come, one has to wonder if this will be the odd animated film left out. Still, it still should do better than say “Rise of the Guardians” but probably not by much.

Opening weekend: $30-35 million

James Wan is back with “The Conjuring”. The director of “Saw” and “Insidious” has Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga starring in this film, which is gaining a ton of buzz about how scary it is. It’s not opening in as many theaters as the other films, but this one could make a strong play for first place.

Opening weekend: $28-33 million

“RED 2” stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, Brian Cox and Neal McDonough. But the star power won’t help this film. The first film opened to $21 million on its way to $90 million domestically and nearly $200 million worldwide. I doubt it matches those numbers domestically as many view it as an unnecessary sequel to an OK first film, though it should open around the same level.

Opening weekend: $20-25 million

Finally we have “R.I.P.D.” The presence of Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds won’t help this film escape its “Men in Black” knockoff feel and, frankly, it looks like this summer’s “Jonah Hex”. Never a good thing.

Opening weekend: $10-15 million

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” may not have been a bit hit domestically, but it earned more than $365 million worldwide. That’s good enough for Hasbro and the studios because “G.I. Joe 3” is on its way. Director Jon Chu, who helmed the second film, is returning. No word on which if the cast is coming back, but the second film featured D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“Red 2” trailer

Here’s the trailer for “Red 2”, starring  Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, Brian Cox and Neal McDonough!

What do you think?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“RED 2” is picking up steam with a teaser poster at Cannes film festival. Now, word is that Anthony Hopkins will join the sequel as a scientist committed to an insane asylum. The sequel will see Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Mirren  return and welcome Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee. The original also starred Karl Urban and Morgan Freeman.

I thought the first one was entertaining, but not that great. I suppose the sequel could be a fun forgettable Friday night action film.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.