As Vulture's Anticipation Index predicted, the makeovers of Conan the Barbarian and Fright Night had extremely lukewarm opening nights this weekend, the former pulling in $4.1 million and the latter just $3.5 million. (Though who better to fill in as Conan than Jason Momoa, fresh from playing a half-naked Dothraki horselord on Game of Thrones.) While still on track for some middling-teen opening weekend figures, the question posed by Vulture's Claude Brodesser-Akner yesterday remains: Why do studios think there's so much value in old titles? As for Anne "her legacy in the balance" Hathaway's latest project, One Day, the opening-night take was nothing spectacular: $1.8 million. Starring opposite the less well-known Jim Sturgess, much of the film's success is seen to be riding on Hathaway's name recognition. So far, it doesn't seem to be doing the trick — though expectations were never sky high. "It looks like a ghosttown in theaters," one studio exec told Nikki Finke, explaining the sad numbers lineup. [Deadline]
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