Saturday, November 18, 2006
James Bond Vs. Penguins -- The Friday Box Office
James Bond won the box office battle Friday, with "Casino Royale" taking in $14.4 million versus $11.5 million for "Happy Feet." But family films pack them in during the day and do especially well on Sunday while adult films dominate Friday and Saturday night. So Box Office Prophets still predicts that the penguins will edge out Bond come Monday morning, with $43 mil versus Bond's $41 mil total. I'm still hopeful that Bond's excellent reviews, the overwhelming number of animated movies this year and the direct competition of "The Santa Clause 3" and "Flushed Away" will keep "Happy Feet" in second. But it's definitely going down to the wire and we may not know the final result till Tuesday.