Superhero action film "Green Lantern" is this weekend's heavy hitter, starring the "Sexiest Man Alive," Ryan Reynolds, and Hollywood's "It" girl, Blake Lively.
Although the film has received mixed reviews, it will most likely be on a par with "X-Men: First Class," and pull in about $50 to $60 million during its first three days of release throughout North America, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Also waddling out this weekend is Jim Carrey's "Mr. Popper's Penguins," expected to earn $15 million, substantially less than its comic book competition. The family film is limited in comparison to "Green Lantern," which boasts impressive special effects, a $200-million budget, and a 3-D option.
Elsewhere, Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" will hit over 1,000 theaters, and comedy "Bad Teacher," starring faculty members Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake will also be released.