Apparently, Jim Carrey still has it, as his wacky comedy Liar, Liar-- uh, we mean Yes Man topped the box office this weekend, beating out Will "I am Box Office Legend" Smith's sad-looking Seven Pounds. But just barely -- Jimbo got $18.1 million, while Big Willy got an even $16 mill. Still, they were the standouts of the weekend, which remained mellow in the face of holiday shopping. (Expect the holiday weekend, with its six major releases, to turn everything on its ear.)
Coming in third place was the new animated movie The Tale of Despereaux. With an all-star cast, including Mathew Broderick as the lead, big-eared mouse and Emma "Hermione Granger" Watson as the princess, it managed to pull in $10.5 million, which is nowhere near what its thematic predecessor Ratatouille did on its opening weekend -- or Bolt, Madagascar 2 or Kung Fu Panda for that matter. (Although, like everything else, it did beat Delgo.)
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