Amid the many sequels and family fare populating the multiplexes right now, Ryan Reynolds will attempt to lure audiences in with the sci fi thriller Self/less, out Friday. A loose remake of John Frankenheimer’s 1968 cult hit Seconds, Tarsem (most known for 2000’s Jennifer Lopez brain warp The Cell) directs with Ben Kingsley costarring.
Early reviews have been lukewarm and it’s difficult to see a path where Self/less breaks out. While Reynolds experienced a minor sleeper hit this spring with the drama Woman in Gold, his last summertime entry didn’t turn out well. That would be 2013’s big budget R.I.P.D., which tanked with a $12.6 million debut. Expectations aren’t as high for this and it could struggle to even reach the meager number of that aforementioned dud.
Self/less opening weekend prediction: $9.7 million
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