Chipmunks take in $45 million?!
The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend and ComingSoon.net’s The Weekend Warrior has a full analysis. Be sure to check back on Monday for final figures based on actual box office.
In one of the most astounding weekends since the summer, two movies opened and far exceeded all expectations, predictions and studio tracking as Will Smith opened his latest sci-fi action flick I Am Legend (Warner Bros.) in December with an estimated gross of $76.5 million in regular and Imax theates, an average of over $21,000 per theater, setting a new opening record for Smith as well as the new record for December. Even more surprising might be the success of Alvin and the Chipmunks (Fox) in finding a huge family audience to the tune of $45 million, becoming one of the top 7 openers for the month of December as well.