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Weekend Estimates: Jim Carrey Wins Battle of Titans

December 21st, 2008

Jim Carrey and Will Smith last squared off in movie theaters back in 2001. Back then, Smith scored the knockout blow as Ali opened with $14.7 million, while The Majestic could only manage an anemic $4.9 million. This time around, Carrey looks like the victor, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Sony reports a $16 million opening for Seven Pounds -- a decent, but hardly impressive debut -- while Warner Bros. picked up a $18.16 million opening weekend for Yes Man. Neither result is particularly inspiring, however, and both movies missed our Friday predictions.

Universal's The Tale of Despereaux opened with $10.5 million, again below expectations, but not so bad considering the competition from other digitally animated movies at the moment.

- Weekend Estimates

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Yes Man, Seven Pounds, The Tale of Despereaux