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  1. James Bond Vs. Penguins For #1 At US Box Office

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    With the US release of Casino Royale set for tomorrow, James Bond may be facing some fierce competition–from penguins.

    Daniel Craig’s debut film as 007 will be opening on the same day as Warner Bros.’ Happy Feet and which one of the two will end up as the opening day box office winner is unclear.

    As reported on Deadline Hollywood Daily, the run times and theatre counts may be the ultimate deciding factor–in which case, Happy Feet has an edge in both.

    Happy Feet is set to open in 3,804 theatres, while Casino Royale will open at 3,434. The other obvious factor is the amount of daily showings. At 1 hour and 38 minutes, Happy Feet is likely to be shown more often each day compared to Casino Royale, which runs at 2 hours and 24 minutes, the longest James Bond film yet.

    Still, anything can always happen. Both films will play to different audiences and just maybe Casino Royale will have that extra draw in factor. We will all know soon enough…

    What are your predictions for Casino Royale’s US box office? Will it be #1? Add your thoughts here on the CBn Forums..

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    Devin Zydel @ 2006-11-16
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