Friday Box Office: Can 'Moneyball' dethrone 'The Lion King'?
"Moneyball" pulled an estimated $6.7 million on its opening night, while "Lion King's" Friday evening numbers were around $6.0 million. Another family-friendly film, "Dolphin Tale," debuted from Warner Bros on Friday at around $5.1 million.
Taylor Lautner vehicle "Abduction" may be in for a lackluster debut weekend, as it came in fourth on Friday ($3.8 million). Clive Owen, Jason Statham, and Robert DeNiro got off to a slow start with "Killer Elite," coming in fifth place with $3.5 million.