Borat is number 1.
Weekend Estimates: Borat Have Most Excellent Weekend
Borat did this weekend what Snakes on a Plane failed to achieve earlier in the Summer -- turn huge internet buzz into a great weekend. The comedy topped the weekend charts with a very respectable $26.4 million from a very modest 837 theaters. That's the biggest weekend ever for a movie playing in less than 1,000 theaters, beating the $23,920,637 earned by Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004. Needless to say, Fox will be aggressively expanding the movie next weekend.
Second place was taken by The Santa Clause 3, with a slightly disappointing $20 million. Flushed Away opened with $19.1 million, about in line with expectations.