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'I Am Legend' Sets Box Office Record

The Warner Brothers thriller brings in $76.5 million in its opening weekend, an all-time record for December.
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I Am Legend

has entered box-office legend.

The Warner Brothers science fiction thriller starring Will Smith has set an all-time record for a December film opening, bringing in $76.5 million in its first weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, which tracks movie revenue.

The previous record was held by

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

, which opened in December 2003 and took in $72.6 million.

Warner Brothers is a unit of

Time Warner


, whose shares finished Friday up 11 cents at $16.89.