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Box Office Review: No! Yes!

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Zooey looks embarrassed; Jim looks tired; audience looks bored. | Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

In a down weekend due to bad weather across the country, middling Jim Carrey "comedy" Yes Man ($18.1M) topped middling Will Smith "drama" Seven Pounds ($16M) to capture the weekend box-office crown. The week's other big newcomer, The Tale of Despereaux, failed to really ignite its needed kiddie base and only came in with a haul of $10.5M. The Day the Earth Was Stupid plummeted in its second weekend ($10.1M/$$48.6M) while Four Christmases continued to hang around like a drunken slut ($7.7M/$100.1M).

The bottom half of the top 10 was led by Twilight ($5.2M/$158.4M) which again kept Bolt ($4.2M/$95M) in its rear-view mirror. After that it was the fabulous Slumdog Millionaire ($3.1M/$12.1M); the mediocre Australia ($2.3M/$41.9M) and the okay Quantum of Solace ($2.1M/$161.3M). The only film opening in limited release this weekend, The Wrestler, did fantastic business ($52,250 per theater). See this masterpiece today and marvel at the staggering, heartbreaking performance of Mickey Rourke.