Forget Flowers, ‘Robocop’ Ready to Romance the Valentine’s Weekend Box Office

“Robocop,” the action alternative at the Valentine’s Day weekend box office, looks ready to flex some mechanical muscle at the multiplexes starting Wednesday — and should take in north of $40 million over the six days, which includes Monday’s Presidents Day holiday, analysts say.

A co-production of MGM and Columbia Pictures, the 3D remake of the 1987 sci-fi film is tracking well, the social media is solid and it’s off to a good start overseas ahead of its nationwide opening. But the José Padilha-directed reboot, which stars Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish and Joel Kinnaman as “Robocop,” will be facing some stiff competition, some of it from its own distributor, Sony. Read More...


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