Topside, Jim Carrey and Will Smith wrest for bragging rights regarding the Number One Weekend Flick, with Carrey's Yes Man winning total box office on Friday, but Mr. Smith and Seven Pounds enjoying a higher per screen average.
Below decks at #7, Bolt takes in $1 million to run its cume to $92 million. And Mad 2 in the 13th slot has pretty much run out its box office string after 43 days of release with a total take of $171.2 million.
Add On: The weekend turns out to be emphatically lacklustre, which the Wise Heads of Hollywood attribute to lousy weather. (Lacklustre films have nothing but nothing to do with it.)
Jim Carrey comes out #1, sitting atop a very small heap of $18.1 million. Will Smith finds that few come out to see noble self-sacrifice, and Seven Pounds collects a mer $16 million.
The Tale of Despereaux makes off with $10.5 million, a lot of it presales, but the mouse story should have an okay glide path through Christmas vacation. I'm sure Universal is well pleased.
Meanwhile, Bolt resides at seventh place, collects $4.25 million, and now has $95 million in the till. (I'm thinking it might fall short of my earlier $120 million domestic projection, but we'll see.)
And Mad 2 carves out a bit more cash, now standing tall with a domextic box office total of #172.3 million.