Knowing Has Edge Among New Releases

The VFX-heavy sci-fi action movie Knowing leads a three-horse race for newcomers at this weekend’s box office.

Knowing, which stars Nicolas Cage and is produced by Summit Entertainment, opens wide on 3,332 screens. The film, which features Cage as a man who discovers a time capsule whose contents predict the end of the world, is directed by Alex Proyas of Dark City and I, Robot fame.

Opening just behind Knowing is I Love You, Man, a DreamWorks/Paramount comedy that will be seen on 2,711 screens.

The other major release this weekend is Universal’s Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, on 2,575 screens.

Holdovers include the third weekend for Warner Bros.’ graphic novel adaptation Watchmen, Disney’s Race to Witch Mountain and Focus Features’ animated feature Coraline, entering its seventh week of release.