I went to see both of these movies over the weekend. I thought both of them were really good, Will Smith's character was very touching. Jim Carrey's movie was hilarious.
"With two giant superstars battling for the top prize at the box office, Jim Carrey's humorous film 'Yes Man' beat out Will Smith's depressing film 'Seven Pounds'. Carrey's film ended up with $18 million dollars from 3434 theaters while 'Seven Pounds' played in 2758 theaters and made out with $16 million dollars.
By coming in second place, Smith's streak of eight consecutive number one openings came to an end. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, who worked with Smith on 'The Pursuit of Happyness', the film received dismal reviews across the board. Yet, with a $55 million budget, the film should be able to make a profit despite the onslaught of films opening on Christmas Day. "