Theatrical releases such as the biopic Ali (2001), which earned Smith Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations; sci-fi thriller I, Robot (2004); and romantic comedy Hitch (2005) have grossed
a combined $475.
Dates'' will have earned just enough to inch past the $45 million grossed
by ``Daredevil'' during the same holiday weekend last year.
The company, which grossed
about $15 million last year, provides chopped lettuce and onions to roughly 1,400 McDonald's restaurants within a six-state western region that includes Hawaii.