A lowbrow comedy that racks up a lower-than-15% Rotten Tomatoes average, as The Zookeeper (Sony, 7.8) has so far managed, has nothing to worry about as far as the family-viewing crowd is concerned. Kevin James‘ latest, produced by Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison crew, is allegedly reprehensible, and it’ll do just fine this weekend with the millions who loved Night at the Museum, which The Zookeeper is basically aping.

Best slapdowns: (1) “Smells like the monkey house before cleaning time.” — Hollywood Reporter‘s Todd McCarthy. (2) “If a worse movie is released this year, I hope I don’t have to see it.” — MSN’s Glenn Kenny; (2) “Lock the cage and throw away the key.” — Boxoffice.com‘s Pete Hammond; “If we could talk to the animals, they’d probably hate it too.” — Associated Press critic Dave Germain.