The Hollywood Reporter: 'Ghost Rider' Hopes to Burn Competition Over Presidents Day Weekend

Opening opposite the Nicolas Cage comic book adaptation are "This Means War," starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, and animated pic "The Secret World of Arrietty."

Action could trump romance post-Valentine's Day as Nicolas Cage sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance looks to dominate the long Presidents Day weekend.

Domestic box-office observers believe the Sony action pic, based on the Marvel Comics character, could open to $35 million through Monday, a holiday. Sony co-financed and co-produced the film with Hyde Park Entertainment.

Addison Mehr