Turns out Ron Burgundy is kind of a big deal.
Continuing its march toward a strong opening weekend,
The comedy holds a slim lead over second film in the "Hobbit" franchise, which earned an estimated $8.6 million on Friday.
Elsewhere, the critically lauded "American Hustle" expanded to wide release this weekend, earning an estimated $6.3 million. The film is considered an awards season favorite with seven Golden Globe nominations, including one for best picture (musical or comedy). It's expected to generate around $18 million in ticket sales through Sunday.
Also expanding to more theaters is