It's the calm before the summer-blockbuster storm, as the last batch of spring releases try to unseat Denzel Washington's ''Man on Fire'' at the top of the box office chart.
After premiering last weekend with $22.8 million, ''Man on Fire'' could log another week at No. 1, slipping 45 percent to $13 million. Meanwhile, Jennifer Garner's ''13 Going on 30'' should also see a 45 percent decline to about $12 million.
The most promising of the week's new films is ''Mean Girls,'' the high-school comedy starring Lindsay Lohan and ''Saturday Night Live'''s Tina Fey, who also cowrote the script. Good buzz for the film should result in a $12 million debut.
The rest of the new releases will have to settle for single-digit debuts. The cloning thriller ''Godsend,'' starring Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, and Robert De Niro, should see a $7 million opening, while the comedies ''Laws of Attraction'' (with Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan) and ''Envy'' (with Jack Black and Ben Stiller) seem headed for $6 million openings.
Those of you hankering for some big box office numbers need only wait one more week: ''Van Helsing'' is on the way.