'Expendables 3' Out-Gunned By "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" During Box-Office Debut

August 17, 2014 5:35 PM

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Paramount moved this Jack Ryan reboot from Christmas Day to Jan. 17, but that gambit should pay off: "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," starring Paramount golden boy Chris Pine (the studio's "Star Trek" films), looks like the kind of action film that reaches sleeper blockbuster status simply because it doesn't have much competition.

Darren Stein's indie gem, which debuted at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, combines elements of Stein's own "Jawbreaker" with "Mean Girls," "Heathers" and "Clueless." It's a must see.

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