Ryan Reynolds and Jim Carrey will battle to the death at the box office this weekend, but it's not really a fair fight. It's safe to say Reynolds's Green Lantern will give Carrey's Mr. Popper's Penguins a jolly good superhero thrashing, but that's what comic-book adaptations are for, after all.
In his film, Reynolds, joined by Blake Lively, stars as test pilot Hal Jordan, who is chosen to join the intergalactic Green Lantern Corps. Carrey, meanwhile, is joined by a much more motley cast—a bunch of penguins he somehow inadvertently inherits from Antarctica. Green Lantern will likely pummel its way to the top spot at the box office, with Mr. Popper's Penguins probably aiming for third, and the one-week-old Super 8 sandwiched between them.
X-Men: First Class, Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Hangover Part II, all of which have been out for weeks, will battle for fourth, fifth and sixth place.
Among the movies opening in limited release are The Art of Getting By, starring Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts (Julia's niece) in a coming-of-age story set in New York City; and Page One, the documentary about The New York Times.
As always, check out our montage of all four opening movies below, followed by the full trailers below that.