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“Yes Man” lands in first place at the Box Office

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Jim Carrey won the battle of the superstars at the Box Office this weekend. Carrey’s comedy, “Yes Man” debuted as the most popular movie in the country, beating out Will Smith’s new melodrama, “Seven Pounds.” Both films opened last Friday.

“Yes Man” managed to ring up an estimated $18 million at theaters across the nation. Not a great opening for a Carrey flick. Some analysts blame the similarities between this film and Carrey’s comedy hit, “Liar Liar.” Other film industry watchers say the bad weather is the reason Box Office revenues are down this weekend.

“Seven Pounds” opened in second place with around $16 million. Generally, the film has received poor reviews. Someone I know who saw “Seven Pounds” reported he could not figure out what was going on until the end. Hmm, that’s not the kind of reaction that sparks positive buzz for a film.

In third place, the new family animated flick, “The Tales of Despereaux” with about $10.5 million, followed by sci-fi remake “The Day the Earth Stood Still” with $10 million and rounding out the top five, the romantic-comedy “Four Christmases” with $7.7 million.

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