‘Funny People’ Laughs it Up – Box Office Results: July 31st-August 2nd

Judd Apatow's Funny People, no surprise, took the top spot this weekend with $23.4 million. While it didn't quite beat Knocked Up's debut of $30.7 million, it did outsell The 40-Year-Old Virgin's $21.4 million opening weekend.

In second place was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with $17.7 million. Its grand sum is up to a whopping $255.5 million. Weird how this time last weekend, G-Force topped it. Instead, Disney's animated comedy about guinea pigs that fight crime came in third with $17.1 million. Its total is now $66.5 million in ten days. The Ugly Truth starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler was in fourth this weekend holding roughly $13 million. Truth fell about 53%. Aliens in the Attic opened in fifth with $7.8 million. I would think that it would be in third place, replacing G-Force since the two films are going for the same family-orientated audience, and Force has been in release for two weeks.

Other movies that opened this weekend-

  • The Collector, aiming for an audience of fans of the Saw series (it's written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, who wrote IV, V and the upcoming VI and VII), opened in eleventh place with $3.6 million playing on 1,325 screens.
  • Adam, about a man with Asperser's Syndrome who falls in love with his neighbor, opened last Wednesday, July 29th. These past two days alone, it made $66,300. Adam is now up to $94,800.
  • Sundance prodigy The Cove, a documentary on animal abuse and human health, opened with $55,500.
  • Thirst, a Korean horror film about a religious man who is turned into a vampire, grossed $55,200 on four screens.

Here are the box office results according to studio estimates Sunday-

  1. 1. Funny People…$23.4 million
  2. 2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince…$17.7 million
  3. 3. G-Force…$17.1 million
  4. 4. The Ugly Truth…$13 million
  5. 5. Aliens in the Attic…$7.8 million
  6. 6. Orphan…$7.3 million
  7. 7. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs…$5.3 million
  8. 8. The Hangover…$5.1 million
  9. 9. The Proposal…$4.8 million
  10. 10. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen…$4.6 million

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