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Ice Cube Taps into Cold Winter Box Office

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The blanket of snow that layered the northeast accounted for the lowest box-office returns of the year, but the Ice Cube road comedy Are We There Yet? still earned $18.5 million and landed at No. 1– despite critics’ finding it dismal and unfunny.

The basketball drama Coach Carter, starring Samuel L. Jackson, brought in an estimated $11 million for second place, while the unstoppable all-star Meet the Fockers – making $247.7 million in five weeks – is on its way to becoming the highest grossing live-action comedy of all time, the Associated Press reports.

The record-holder in that category is 1990’s Home Alone, which earned $285.8 million. Fockers has already overtaken the second-place Bruce Almighty, which starred Jim Carrey in 2003 and made $242.7 million.

Fockers stars Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand.

This weekend’s Top 10 movies, according to studio estimates, were as follows:

1. Are We There Yet? $18.5 million
2. Coach Carter, $11 million
3. Meet the Fockers, $10.2 million
4. In Good Company, $8.5 million
5. Racing Stripes, $7.06 million
6. Assault on Precinct 13, $7.02 million
7. The Phantom of the Opera, $5.02 million
8. White Noise, $5 million
9. The Aviator, $4.8 million
10. Elektra, $3.8 million