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Sunday
Aug 8,2010

Looks like all that promotion paid off last week. The Other Guys did a stronger than anticipated $35.6 million in box office over the weekend.

Everything I read is saying this is a big win for Ferrell. It’s his second biggest opening ever, behind the $47 million 2006 opening for Telledega Nights.

And this is his first “hit” since Land of the Lost, so he needed a strong opening, according to people who measure those sort of things.

Monday
Aug 2,2010
Dinner For Schmucks

Dinner For Schmucks

Last weekend at the box office, the big comedy was the Steve Carell, Paul Rudd (directed by Austin Powers and Meet the Fockers director Jay Roach) vehicle Dinner For Schmucks.

Schmucks brought in $23.3 million dollars over the weekend, enough for a 2nd place box office finish behind Inception.

The general assessment of the Schmucks performance is okayish. Critics were only lukewarm on the movie, and while this opening points to the movie making money, Schmucks is not expected to do Hangover-type numbers over time.

BoxOfficeMojo suggests that the film might do Funny People-type business:

Dinner for Schmucks served up an estimated $23.3 million on approximately 3,400 screens at 2,911 locations, which was about the same amount as Funny People made on the same weekend last year. The opening was also a step up from I Love You, Man, Role Models and Get Him to the Greek, and it marked a personal best for Paul Rudd in a lead role, though Steve Carell has seen bigger starts.

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