Paramount’s Smile looks set to take the top spot at the box office for its second weekend. The horror flick is currently on track for at least $13 million in its second weekend following $3.85 million in sales on Friday.
Directed by newcomer Parker Finn, Smile pulled in an impressive $22 million in its opening weekend. A feat made all the more impressive considering the film had a modest budget of $17 million. Smile stars Sosie Bacon and focuses on a therapist who meets a graduate student that has recently witnessed a gruesome suicide. Soon after, she begins experiencing frightening experiences she can’t explain. In order to survive, she’ll need to confront her past in order to escape her horrifying new reality. The film also stars Caitlin Stasey, Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert and Kal Penn.
Should estimates hold, Smile’s $13 million second weekend will be enough to hold off newcomer, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, from Sony. That film is currently on track for an $11 million opening across 4,350 theaters. It’s an adaptation of the 1965 Bernard Waber book that tells the story of a Crocodile named Lyle that happily lives with the Primm family in New York City, until a neighbor tries to send him to a zoo. The film stars Javier Bardem and singer Shawn Mendes.