I was right about Walk the Line exceeding expectations. (One of the film’s p.r. reps was urging me to go with a safe projection of $15 million or so.) Jim Mangold’s Johhny Cash biopic did about $7.7 million yesterday, so figure about triple that for the weekend. And I hear the cards have been very good-to-excellent all along. The ace-in-the-hole is that it’s doing especially well among red-state rurals. In short, a very good showing over a weekend totally swampled by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($39 million yesterday — i.e., Friday — and a total of about $120 million by Sunday night).