Monday April 28, 2008 3:16 pm
Box Office Breakdown: Women Rule with Baby Mama
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Horror, Period, Romance, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists, New Releases
Although 30 Rock still struggles to compete on Thursdays, Tina Fey’s Baby Mama had no problem topping the competition. The film, co-starring Amy Poehler, earned $17.4 million and made a showing for women everywhere. When’s the last time a movie with two female leads debuted at #1?
Interestingly enough, Mama‘s screen average ($6845) was outdone by another female-centric movie: The She Found Me. The movie that was directed and written by star Helen Hunt earned $8066 per screen this weekend. Fairly impressive considering Found, also featuring Bette Midler, opened in 44th place.
Friday’s other big entry - Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay - came in second place with a $14.9 million take. Surprisingly, that gross nearly equals what the original film raked in during it’s total run.
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1. Baby Mama, Universal, $17,407,110 (avg. $6845)
2. Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, Warner Bros., $14,908,404 (avg. $5940)
3. The Forbidden Kingdom, Lionsgate, $11,212,364 (avg. $3558)
4. Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Universal, $11,028,060 (avg. $3940)
5. Nim’s Island, 20th Century Fox, $4,548,792 (avg. $1528)
6. Prom Night, Sony, $4,508,122 (avg. $1598)
7. 21, Sony, $4,018,064 (avg. $1361)
8. 88 Minutes, Sony, $3,593,890 (avg. $1658)
9. Horton Hears a Who, 20th Century Fox, $2,486,903 (avg. $1152)
10. Deception, 20th Century Fox, $2,312,146 (avg. $1155)
(You can review last week’s numbers here.)
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