It appears 20th Century Fox miscalculated the size of Fat Albert. When all the box-office receipts were counted, Albert actually grossed $10 million in its first two days of release nearly $3 million less than the studio's preliminary estimates. As a result, the film was forced to relinquish its No. 2 ranking to Lemony Snicket.
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