Woody Harrelson headlines the sports comedy Champions on March 10th which marks the solo directorial debut for Bobby Farrelly. A remake of a 2018 Spanish pic, a basketball coach in legal hot water whose community service involves leading a team with intellectual disabilities. Kaitlin Olson, Matt Cook, Ernie Hudson, Cheech Marin, and Mike Smith are among the supporting cast.
Along with his brother Peter, the Farrellys directed comedy blockbusters including Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary. In between there was cult favorite Kingpin starring Harrelson. Peter’s solo career includes a Best Picture winner with 2018’s Green Book. This is Bobby’s first big screen behind the camera assignment since Dumb and Dumber To in 2014.
Bobby’s initial effort without his sibling is not expected to score highly at the box office. If it manages to top $10 million, that would be a pleasant surprise for Focus Features. I wouldn’t count on it. It might be lucky to gross half of that.
Champions opening weekend prediction: $5.1 million
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