The Sony movie is officially the top October preview of all time. The film, which stars Tom Hardy, opened in 3,543 North American locations on Thursday night. It is expected to bring in $55 to $70 million for the weekend. Should it hit that range, it would become the top October opener, besting 2013’s “Gravity.”
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” launched with a solid $4.6 million in previews. It is expected to score between $28 and $30 million its first weekend in theaters. Analysts say that number could climb to $40 million thanks to the Oscar buzz surrounding the romantic musical drama.