Last week I questioned if "Watchmen" was worthy of the pre-release hype or just a flash in the pan that's soon forgotten.
It looks like the answer to that question being told right now.
It looks like Watchmen was only able to make $5 million Friday night, which suggests that it might not clear much more than $15 for the weekend, which would be a colon-blowing 70% drop from its opening frame.
"Escape to Witch Mountain" was the expected winner for the weekend and most figured that Watchmen would slip to second place. Now it looks like the superhero movie is struggling to hold onto third.
We'll post complete projections of the weekend on Monday. I just wanted to point this out right now.