Yesterday morning Jim Carrey‘s Yes Man was projected to pull in around $18,681,000. This morning’s Steve Mason/Big Hollywood report says it’ll do a tad less — $18.1 million and change.
The second-place Seven Pounds was looking at a projected $15,500,000 yesterday morning. It’s now expected to finish tonight with around $16 million — a soft opener for a Will Smith film, and probably headed for a final tally that will be comparable to the grosses for Michael Mann‘s Ali.
The fourth-place Four Christmases will be just shy of a $100 million cume by late tonigh, the fifth-place Twilight will have about $158 in the till, and Bolt will be about $5 million shy of $100 million by late tonight.
Slumdog Millionaire expanded by 420 runs to about 600 runs total, and is expected to bring in about $2,500,000 or $4300 a print.
The new limited arrival was The Wrestler, which took in $200,000 in 4 runs.
The Reader held to the same eight runs it had last week and dropped around 48%. Bad sign.
Frost/Nixon stayed at 39 runs and dropped 43%, earning $9000 a print. Uni’s strategy is to hang in there until the early January Golden Globe awards and Oscar noms.
Gran Torino, which apparently is going to expand somewhat next week, possibly adding some 300 odd runs, added 13 screens this weekend, up to 19 runs from last week’s six, and made about $432,000. It held well with $22,700 a print.