Farrell stars in this version of the futuristic Philip K. Dick short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale as a man who struggles to piece together his memory after he discovers the life he's been living is a fabrication. Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel co-star.
"The thing about 'Total Recall' is that it's always been made for the world stage, and we're off to a good start opening in smaller markets this week," Bruer said. "Overall when you consider this movie was made for such a reasonable price ($125 million), for the scenario of what we got, we've opened really well. I think we're going to be very pleased with the result."
Also this week, the Universal Pictures comedy Ted made an additional $5.5 million to cross the $200 million mark domestically; it also had a huge weekend internationally, taking in $32 million. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane directs for the first time and provides the voice of a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear who's the lifelong best friend of Mark Wahlberg's character. [Universal is owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast (CMCSA).]
"It's very, very R-rated but it's the quintessential word-of-mouth movie," Dergarabedian said. "You see it and you've got to take your friends to see it so they can believe what you're saying."
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