Women out-paced men at the movie box office for the weekend ending April 27, as “Baby Mama” took the top spot at the box office over “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.”

“Baby Mama,” the comedy about surrogate motherhood starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, took in $18.3 million, according to box office sources. Second-place “Harold & Kumar” generated about $14.6 million, almost $2 million more than most analysts predicted, but still almost $4 million short of the Fey/Poehler vehicle.

The weekend showdown was a true battle of the sexes: More than two-thirds of “Baby Mama’s” audience was female, while “Harold & Kumar” lured the same percentage of male moviegoers, according to USA Today.

Universal Pictures, which released “Baby Mama,” also released “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” the Judd Apatow-produced comedy that was fourth with $11 million in its second week.

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Warner Bros. released the R-rated “Harold & Kumar,” a sequel to the 2004 film, “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,” which did $18.4 million and became a home video hit with young men.

The Jackie Chan and Jet Li adventure “Forbidden Kingdom” was third with $11.2 million, while Jodie Foster’s “Nim’s Island” was No. 5 with $4.3 million.

The only other big newcomer, the Ewan McGregor-Hugh Jackman thriller “Deception,” was a flop with $2.3 million, good for 10th place.

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Box Office Grosses
Week Ending April 27, 2008

Rank Title Weekend Total Gross
1 Baby Mama (2008) $18.3 M $18.3 M
2 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) $14.6 M $14.6 M
3 The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) $11.2 M $38.3 M
4 Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) $11 M $35.1 M
5 Nim’s Island (2008) $4.53 M $39 M
6 Prom Night (2008) $4.4 M $38.1 M
7 21 (2008) $4 M $75.8 M
8 88 Minutes (2007) $3.6 M $12.6 M
9 Horton Hears a Who! (2008) $2.41 M $148 M
10 Deception (2008) $2.23 M $2.23 M