Getting similarly bad reviews is Black or White, about a white man (Kevin Costner) fighting for custody of his granddaughter against her black grandmother (Octavia Spencer). If the stars align, it could squeak into the top five, though getting to the level of a $10 million gross is unlikely. Expect The Loft, Erik Van Looy's remake of his own 2008 Dutch thriller, to fare even worse. Unlike Black or White's Costner and Spencer, The Loft's cast--which includes James Marsden and Karl Urban--is recognizable but not really all that marketable. Marketing has been minor, and buzz has been lukewarm. On the plus side, it was probably cheap to make.
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Among the specialty movies opening in New York and/or LA are the Jason Statham actioner Wild Card; the Oscar-nominated Timbuktu; Girlhood; and Shorts HD's release of the Oscar-nominated animated, live-action and documentary shorts.