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Funny People Tops Box Office

Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen

Funny People got the last laugh at the box office.

The serious Judd Apatow comedy premiered at No. 1 with $23.4 million to win the weekend crown. Compared with Apatow's previous directorial efforts, Funny People's debut haul falls in between Knocked Up's $30.7 million opening and The 40-Year-Old Virgin's $21.4 million bow.

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Holding steady in second place was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which reeled in $17.7 million to bring its three-week total to $255.4 million. It narrowly beat G-Force, which slid ...
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Harry Potter Casts Spell for Box Office Gold

Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince took in a spellbinding $79.5 million over the weekend and $159.7 million over its five-day debut. (Internationally, the wizardly Warner Bros. film also dominated the box office with a $396.7 million total take — the strongest start ever for a Harry Potter film.)

Exit polls showed loyal fans are standing by the franchise as they are maturing, with 60 percent of audiences comprised of ... read more

Half-Blood Prince Conjures $104 Million Worldwide in One Day

Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson

The Half-Blood Prince is the king of the box office.

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The sixth installment of the boy-wizard flicks, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, hauled in a record worldwide total of $104 million in its first day of release to post the best start ever for the franchise. The film grossed $58.2 million domestically and $45.9 million overseas on Wednesday, Variety reports.

Half-Blood Prince started strong out of the gate: It raked in ...
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Brüno Heads Straight to the Top of the Box Office


Brüno beat dinosaurs at the box office, but can it beat Borat?

Sacha Baron Cohen's latest cringe-inducing mockumentary reeled in $30.4 million, good enough to win the weekend. But Brüno made half of its total on Friday and took an atypical nosedive over the weekend. Movies usually gross more over the weekend — Saturday especially — but Brüno only made $8.8 million on Saturday and $7.2 million on Sunday.

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Borat opened with $26.5 and finished its theatrical run with $128.5 million.

In second place was Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, with $28.5 million. The animated family film has ...
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Ice Age 3, Transformers 2 Tie for Box Office Win

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

In a box office rarity, two films have tied for the top slot — with neither contender's studio puffing up its estimated haul to eke out a "win."

According to studio estimates, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs collected $42.5 million in its debut weekend (and $67.5 mil since opening last Wednesday). Similarly, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen this weekend added an estimated $42.5 mil to its own coffers.

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Transformers Towers Over Box Office

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen proved to be an unstoppable machine at the box office: The sequel raked in $112 million over the weekend, bringing its five-day total to $201.2 million.

The monster haul narrowly falls short of The Dark Knight's five-day gross of $203.8 million last summer, which remains the biggest five-day gross of all time.

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Transformers did set some records of its own: Its weekend haul is the biggest ...
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The Hangover Hangs On to No. 1

Ed Helms

Moviegoers are still feeling The Hangover: The bawdy comedy reeled in $33.4 million to retain the box-office crown for the second week in a row. It is also the first summer movie to hold the No. 1 spot for two consecutive weeks. The Hangover has now grossed $105.3 million in 10 days.

Coming in second was Up, with $30.5 million. The animated film's cumulative total now stands at $187.2 million, making it summer's second ...
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Hangover Overtakes Up to Top Box Office



Contrary to earlier reports, The Hangover topped the weekend box office in its debut weekend, overtaking Up.

Hangover earned $45 million — about $1.8 million more than Sunday's estimates, according to the Associated Press. Pixar's animated Up was close behind, with $44.2 million in its second week.

While the raunchy Hangover exceeded expectations, another comedy underwhelmed... read more

Up, Up and Away! Pixar's Latest Tops Box Office


Up floated to the top of the box office in its opening weekend, filling its balloons with $68.2 million. That's good enough for No.3 on the animation giant Pixar's all-time list, trailing only Finding Nemo (which opened with $70 mil) and The Incredibles.

Up was unanimously trumpeted by reviewers, and rightfully so. The action-comedy, about an elderly man (voiced by Ed Asner) who sets his house aloft on a journey to South America, was truly wonderful, remarkably original and teeming with ... read more

Night at the Museum Beats Terminator at the Box Office

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Terminators were no match for Ben Stiller at the box office this weekend.

Stiller's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian raked in $70 million in its opening weekend, besting the Christian Bale-fronted Terminator Salvation, according to Variety. The franchise reboot — which opened a day earlier than Museum — earned $53.8 million over the holiday weekend and an additional $13.4 million on its Thursday opening.

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