Ford v Ferrari may see the two famous cars go head to head, but in this weekend's box office matchup, both will come out victorious.
According to Deadline, the racing flick is expected to earn between $20 million and $30 million over the weekend at the domestic box office, beating out Charlie's Angels and its $10 million - $12 million start. This does not bode well for the spy franchise, as previous entries earned much higher sums during their opening weekends. Charlie’s Angels (2000) brought in $40.1 million, while Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) grossed $37.6M.
Based on a true story, the drama stars Academy Award-winners Matt Damon (Jason Bourne) and Christian Bale (Vice) as American car designer Carroll Shelby and British driver Ken Miles, respectively. After being humiliated by Enzo Ferrari, the two team up with Ford Motor Company to beat the famed race car at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.
Directed by James Mangold and written by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller, Ford v Ferrari stars Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon. It opens in theaters on Nov. 15.
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