Steve Mason‘s weekend estimates are edging closer to HE’s. Yesterday morning he had The Forbidden Kingdom at $19 million with $18 million or so going to Forgetting Sarah Marshall. My forecast of nearly a $4.5 million gap between the two — Kingdom‘s $21,175,000 vs. Marshall‘s $16,858,000 for Marshall. Now Mason has them about $3 million apart with Kingdom earning an estimated $20.5 million vs. $17 million for Marshall. Any way you cut it, Team Apatow is content but not jubilant. The HE view is torn between a comme ci comme ca and a view that any kind of galumph shortfall is probably better for the culture than not.