SATURDAY AM UPDATE:
Disney's release of 20th Century's The Call of the Wild
is performing ahead of expectations, bringing in an estimated $8 million
and, depending on where you look, is expected to finish anywhere from $24-27 million for the weekend, which puts it in a tight race for a #1 finish against Sonic the Hedgehog
. The film, while performing ahead of expectations, will still have some room to run as it carries a $135 million production budget. The film's "A-" CinemaScore
may help it along the way as word of mouth could help propel it to a solid multiple.