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