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Disney "Beauty & your pet 3dInch (L-R) Belle & your pet. 2011 Disney. All Rights Reserved. Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady" A 3-way equine race among the weekend's new records, along with several expansions for Golden Globes-nominated fare, should help with keeping overall domestic B.O. totals in line inside the extended Martin Luther King Junior. holiday weekend.Leading individuals is Universal's Mark Wahlberg thriller "Contraband," which bows today at 2,862 locations. Warner Bros.' musical-comedy "Pleased Noise" follows at 2,735, while Disney goes wide having its 3d re-relieve 1991's "Beauty as well as the Animal," at 2,625 Stateside engagements.None of people photos, however, are expected to achieve last weekend's record-setting $33.7 million debut for "The Demon Inside." Rather, bizzers predict the trio will fight to get the best positioning, with bows through Monday inside the mid teens.But one of the current unpredictablity in the marketplace, tallies could sway in both direction.Among this weekend's honours hopefuls, the Weinstein Co. strongly develops "The Iron Lady" -- nominated within the Globes to find the best actress-drama -- to 802 engagements, up from five, as the new the new sony Pictures Classics' two occasions-nommed "Carnage" (within the actress, comedy or musical category) increases to just about 500 playdates. "Iron Lady," entering its third frame, has totalled almost $570,000 in your area "Carnage" stands at roughly $530,000 after four days.Also competing inside the actress-drama category, Oscilloscope's "We must Discuss Kevin," starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, bows limited at two engagements.FilmDistrict's Globes foreign-lingo contender "Inside the Land of Blood stream and Honey" also develops today, to 18 locations.Meanwhile, Warner's "An Online Detective: A Game Title Title of Shadows" should continue its reign atop the world B.O., growing to South usa. A week ago, "Sherlock" displaced three-week overseas champion "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol," which has cumed $289.9 million worldwide. "Sherlock" makes $180.6 000 0000 in general.InchContraband" reps really the only new studio release to start day-and-date overseas, debuting in seven areas, including Russia.In your area, the film is monitoring similar to Par's "The Fighter," which extended wide through the same frame this season, though U mentioned "Contraband" is showing a little more effective responses among teens. "The Fighter" acquired $12.millions of within the first wide weekend."Contraband," using the 2008 German film "Reykjavik-Rotterdam," is helmed starting with-time director Baltasar Kormakur, and arises from Working Title and Relativity Media. Pic set you back a reported $25 million.While "Contraband" is predicted to start strong with mostly male auds, Warner's "Pleased Noise," toplining Full Latifah and Dolly Parton, will earn almost all its opening tally from women. The Alcon-produced and -funded pic is poised as counterprogramming to "Contraband," though "Pleased Noise" might lose numerous its femme aud, particularly moms, to Disney's 3d "Beauty."A Control Button re-release will benefit most from kids from soccer practice, by getting an thought 15% out today and 91% on Monday."Beauty" in 3d isn't likely hitting the identical opening levels as "The Lion King" did within the 3d rerelease in September ($30.2 million). "The Lion King" had greater than bending "Beauty's" initial theatrical earnings.Like "Lion King," Disney mentioned it hopes "Beauty" will need to non-family auds based on nostalgic reasons. "Lion King" in 3d cumed nearly $95 million in your area -- a greater bar for "Beauty."Disney released a 3 dimensional version of "Beauty" theatrically last September with an exclusive run at L.A.'s El Capitan theater. Launch was created to coincide while using film's 3d DVD and Blu-ray release on March. 4. (Pic first showed up in this area on Blu-ray this season.) Contact Andrew Stewart at email@example.com