Carrey Wins Box-Office Yes

Yes Man comes out on top during a quiet weekend at theaters
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2008 4:16 PM CST
In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Luis Guzman, left, and Jim Carrey are shown in a scene from "Yes Man."    (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)
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(Newser) – The Northeast's weather outside was frightful, but elsewhere, audiences found Jim Carrey's Yes Man delightful, reports Variety. The Carrey comedy topped depressed box office returns with just $18.2 million, while Will Smith's drama Seven Pounds took No. 2 with $16 million—the lowest opening for Smith since 2001. The Tale of Despereaux, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Four Christmases rounded out the top five.