Box Office: ‘In the Heights’ Dancing to Subdued $13 Million Debut

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movie musical “In the Heights” is poised to top the domestic box office this weekend, though its 3-day estimate now sits lower than previous predictions.Earlier in the week, “In the Heights” — directed by Jon M.

Chu and based on the musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda — was expected to generate more than $20 million in its debut weekend.

But now, with the film bringing in only $4.9 million on Friday from 3,456 theaters, its 3-day estimate has fallen to just under $13 million.Featuring a predominantly Latino cast, “In the Heights” follows a bodega owner named Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who discovers that his shop has sold a winning lottery ticket.

As the neighborhood of Washington Heights reaches sweltering hot temperatures amid a blackout, friendships, relationships and dreams are put to the test.

The ensemble cast also includes Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins and Olga Merediz.

Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the book for the original 2008 musical,

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