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'Yes Man' is No. 1 in U.S. theaters

Dec. 21, 2008 at 2:08 PM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Three new movies, led by "Yes Man," led the way in U.S. movie theaters this weekend, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.

"Yes Man," a comedy starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel, made an estimated $18.16 million. It was followed by "Seven Pounds," a Will Smith thriller that pulled in about $16 million. Stepping out at No. 3 was "The Tale of Despereaux," an animated offering about a mouse featuring the voices of Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson and Tracey Ullman, Kevin Kline and William H. Macy that raked in $10.51 million.

Last week's No. 1 movie, "The Day the Earth Stood Still," was No. 4 with $10.15 million in estimated gate receipts. "Four Christmases" was No. 5 with $7.75 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were: "Twilight," $5.23 million; "Bolt," $4.26 million; "Slumdog Millionaire," which jumped up from 11th to No. 8 with $3.15 million in its sixth week in theaters; "Australia," $2.33 million; and "Quantum of Solace," the James Bond flick that took in another $2.15 million for a six-week total of $161.3 million.

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