One Direction film to top US box office
LOS ANGELES, California (AFP) - Boy mega band One Direction's new film is set to top this holiday weekend's North America box office, in the latest British invasion, an expert said on Friday.
One Direction: This Is Us, which has also just opened in Britain and much of Europe, will likely depose Oscar-tipped civil rights epic Lee Daniels' The Butler in the number one spot over the three-day Labour Day weekend.
The movie, by Oscar-nominated director Morgan Spurlock, made US$2.7 million (S$3.45 million) on opening Thursday evening alone, preliminary figures show.
"The British Invasion seems to be upon us again. And by us, of course, I mean gaggles of tween girls," said Jeff Bock, analyst at box officer tracker Exhibitor Relations.