David Frankel's adult comedy-drama Hope Springs opened to $2.3 million at the domestic box office on Wednesday, putting it on course for a modest five-day debut in the $15 million to $16 million range.
Hope Springs -- starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell -- opened at No. 2 behind The Dark Knight Rises, which grossed $3.7 million for a domestic cume of $367 million.
Reuniting Streep and Frankel for the first time since The Devil Wears Prada in 2006, Hope Springs is about an older couple who go to a couple's retreat.
The film is tracking best among older women and couples. Studio insiders caution that the 2012 Summer Olympics are likely to distract older moviegoers, but are confident that the film will have strong legs.
Hope Springs also could face some competition from Warner Bros.' comedy The Campaign, which opens Friday and stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. The Campaign is likely to play to a broader audience.
Sony acquired domestic rights to Hope Springs for roughly $15 million in partnership with MGM.