“Based on matinees already, I’m hearing Dreamgirls could score $5 mil and possibly even $6 mil today (i.e., Monday, 12.25). Many theaters sold out 24 hours before the 12.25 screenings [began] and added a midnight extra to accomodate moviegoers. The target audience had been African- Americans, gays and upscale whites. But now the movie is playing bigger than expected with white audiences in general. Anecdotes are starting to come in of audiences cheering and clapping and crying, which had been happening nightly since 12.15.06 when Dreamgirls opened in only Hollywood’s Cinerama Dome, New York’s Zeigfield, and San Francisco’s Metreon.” — Deadline Hollywood Daily‘s Nikki Finke, posting just before 5 pm eastern today.