For another weekend in a particularly funny summer, a comedy tops the box office. Judd Appatow’s latest Funny People tops this time around, bringing in a modest, but impressive $23.44 million.
The higher than normal box office draw for comedies this summer is a wonderful phenomenon. They haven’t been exploding like the summer blockbusters, but there have been 7 weeks this summer where a comedy has finished number one at the Box Office. The Hangover continues to be the comedy of the summer increasing it’s total gross to over $250 million this week.
Also, my prediction was off and (500) Days of Summer has not yet broken the top 10. However, it continues to bring in a huge per theatre average.
Here are this weekend’s Box Office estimates from Box Office Mojo:
(After the Jump)
1) Funny People (Opening – 3,008 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $23.44 million | Average: $7,793 | Overall Gross: $23.44 million
2) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (3rd week – 4,393 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $17.7 million | Average: $4,029 | Overall Gross: $255.46 million
3) G-Force (2nd week – 3,697 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $17.06 million | Average: $4,614 | Overall Gross: $66.46 million
4) The Ugly Truth (2nd week – 2,882 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $13 million | Average: $4,511 | Overall Gross: $54.41 million
5) Aliens in the Attic (Opening – 3,106 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $7.8 million | Average: $2,511 | Overall Gross – $7.8 million
For the rest of the top 10, check out Box Office Mojo.
Look for G.I. Joe to conquer the funny next week.