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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Spotlight: I Am Legend (2007)

Warner's big budget re-remake I Am Legend surprised no one when it debuted with $77.2 million, the biggest December weekend of all-time, especially considering the largely uneventful Holiday season it was released in. Giving star Will Smith the biggest opening of his already highly successful career, the film crushed his previous best, 2004's I, Robot with $52.1m.

The film has since amassed $251.6 million domestically and an incredible $541.6 million worldwide, making it the third highest grossing film of Smith's career. Only 1996's Independence Day with $816 million and 1997's Men in Black with $589 have grossed more globally. It was the sixth highest grossing release of 2007, behind Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix's $292 million, and ahead of The Bourne Ultimatum's $227m.

Budget: $150m (unconfirmed)
Opening weekend: $77.2m
Domestic Gross: $251.6m
International Gross: $290m

source(s): boxofficemojo.com, einsiders.com

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