Seven Pounds

(2008)

Academy Award® nominee Will Smith stars in the drama "Seven Pounds," re-teaming with the director and producers of "The Pursuit of Happyness" for the emotional story of a man who will change the lives of seven strangers.

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: Clint Eastwood Drives His ‘Gran Torino’ Into First Place with $29 Million

Box office competition will be fierce next week as My Bloody Valentine 3-D, Notorious, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Hotel for Dogs, and Chandni Chowk to China all open against each other in wide release. Not to mention Defiance will be getting distributed to more theaters. My money is on the security guard.

Defiance was released January 16th, 2009.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Marley and Me’ Howls Up Another $24 Million for First Place

Next week will see a slight shake up on the box office top ten as Universal's latest thriller The Unborn finally gets birthed upon the nation.

The Tale of Despereaux was released December 19th, 2008.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Marley and Me’ Barks Up $37 Million for 1st Place

For the first time this year, four brand new titles held court at the top of the weekend box office charts. All battled it out with only one true winner emerging for that top spot crown. 20th Century Fox's John Grogan adaptation Marley & Me, which stars Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson as a married couple that adopt the worst dog in the world, found its way into America's heart over the holiday weekend earning almost $10 million over its competitors with $37 million in first place. Since its Thursday debut, the film has pulled in $51.6 million, making it the last true hit of the year. And for those that have seen the film, don't rule out a sequel just yet. It is possible that another Grogan novel could find its way to the big screen sometime in the near future.

Next weekend will look a lot like this weekend on the box office charts, as the only new release will be Viggo Mortensen's euthanasia drama Good.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Yes Man’ Says Yes to $18.1 Million

The Vince Vaughn/Reese Witherspoon holiday comedy Four Christmases continued to make noise, dropping down into fifth place with another $7.7 million to its name. That brings its cumulative take to $100 million, solidifying it as a late in the year hit for Warner Brothers. And the highly touted indie Slumdog Millionaire continued to pull in a strong audience. It took in $3.1 million on just 589 screens for eighth place. The film with the highest per screen average was the Mikey Rourke comeback film The Wrestler, which garnered $52,250 on each of its four screens for a total take of $209,000.

Even more new films are opening this Wednesday to take advantage of the Christmas holiday, so look for next week's box office to be peppered with new hits including Adam Sandler's Bedtime Stories and the big screen adaptation of Marley & Me starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Will Smith Weighs in on ‘Seven Pounds’

Seven Pounds will unveil itself December 19th, 2008.

Seven Pounds was released December 19th, 2008.

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EXCLUSIVE: Will Smith Wants to Do Barack Obama Biopic in 2016?

Will Smith and Rosario Dawson were out making the press rounds for their new holiday drama Seven Pounds today. While having an in-depth conversation with Rosario about Will Smith's "very sexy ears" she let it slip that he would be playing Barack Obama sometime in the near future. Having only heard rumors about the aspects of Smith playing Obama, I of course asked Will about the idea when I sat down to talk with him.

You can watch our entire conversation about this later in the month when we will have exclusive video interviews with both Will Smith and Rosario Dawson in support of Seven Pounds, which opens December 19th.

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3 New TV Spots from ‘Seven Pounds’

Sony Pictures has revealed three brand new TV spots from Seven Pounds, which is set to open in theaters December 19.

Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the drama stars Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy and Robinne Lee.

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New ‘Seven Pounds’ Trailer Revealed

Will Smith plays Ben Thomas, an IRS agent with a fateful secret who embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Seven Pounds opens in theaters December 19th.

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