Maybe there aren’t too many folks on "Team Jacob" outside of the Twilight world.
Despite being a proven hit action movie director, John Singleton, along with one of the tween's biggest movie stars Taylor Lautner, only pulled in an anemic $11.2 million for Abduction during its opening weekend, according to Deadline. The film ranked No. 4 out of this weekend’s movie releases after the No. 1 spot’s Lion King 3D, No. 2's Moneyball and No. 3’s Dolphin’s Tale.
Now many are trying to figure out whether or not Lautner has the star power to carry a film solo without the help of his Twilight franchise and its costars. Abduction, which was also produced by the 19-year-old’s production company, was to mark Lautner’s official introduction into the leading man territory. He was paid a generous five million dollars for his role as Nathan. But reps for Lionsgate say the film should have earned between 12–14 million this past weekend in order to be deemed a hit.
However there could still be hope for Abduction. Outside of the U.S, the film opened up in the No. 1 spot in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia. Despite its lukewarm performance here in the states, opening weekend rumors of a possible sequel are still abuzz. Stay tuned.