Fox's bloated star-fest Night At The Museum sleighed (sorry, had to do that) the over-saturated competition at the box office last weekend.
Xmas day figures have not been tallied yet, but the Ben Stiller 'n' gang budgetbuster took in $30.8 million, besting Will Smith's salt-n-pepper hairstyle (i.e. "Oscar worthy") in the spellcheck deficient The Pursuit Of Happyness and keeping the holiday "underdog" Rocky Balboa on the ropes at 12.5 million (which still impressed nay-sayers and odds-makers who scoffed at a 60 year old man wildly throwing punches in Vegas, clearly not familiar with the slots at the Tropicana).
Crawling into 4th place is Bobby DeNiro's sophomore slumper spy spectacle The Good Shepherd, which despite some high wattage star power (Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Joe Pesci, et al), failed to put "the eagle in the basket" with a 10 million first weekend.
Finally, pigs can talk, sure...but bullsh*t walks, little guy, so it's off to bacon-wrapped hot dog vendor for Charlotte's Web, at least in it's theatrical run. In it's second week, the further adventures of jailbait worthy Dakota Fanning and her celebrity voiced ani-pals sliced off 8 mil from the spit, but isn't pigging out at the B.O. like many predicted...but it beat out Eragon, so things can't be that bad, can it?
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: 'Night at the Museum' #1 at Box Office