In a battle of box-office heavyweights, Jim Carrey's Yes Man trumped Will Smith's Seven Pounds — but both got the cold shoulder from audiences and Mother Nature.
Affected by the wintry mess in the Northeast, Yes Man opened with a lukewarm $18.2 million, while Seven Pounds followed at No. 2 with $16 million.
Bowing in third was the animated mouse flick, The Tale of Despereaux, with $10.5 million.
Last week's champ, The Day the Earth Stood Still failed to move moviegoers that much in its second week, sinking to fourth place with $10.2 million, bringing its cumulative total to $48.6 million.
In its fourth week of release, Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon's Four Christmases continued the holiday laughs at No. 5. The film's $7.7 million intake propelled it past the $100 million milestone.
Rounding out the top ten were Twilight (No. 6, $5.2 million), Bolt (No. 7, $4.3 million), Slumdog Millionaire (No. 8, $3.2 million), Australia (No. 9, $2.3 million) and Quantum of Solace (No. 10, $2.2 million).