‘The Proposal’ finds the cure for ‘The Hangover’ and takes #1 at the box office
Movies June 22, 2009 By Tim Fraser
The Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds romantic comedy “The Proposal” was able to take down “The Hangover” at the movie box office this weekend, bringing in $34.1 million in its opening weekend.
The movie, about a book editor who evades being deported out of the country by marrying her assistant, proved to be the largest opening weekend in the long career of Bullock. Her previous best was her 2007 drama “Premonition” which opened to a total of $17.6 million. Meanwhile it was the second successful opening weekend this year for Reynolds, who co-starred as Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” which opened to $85.1 million in early May.
The ever-popular R-rated comedy “The Hangover” has continued to keep moviegoers laughing even though it dropped to second place this week with a total of $26.9 million. In just three weeks since its release on June 7, the comedy about four friends who can’t remember anything from a bachelor party the previous night, has totaled $153 million and is on pace to cross the $200 million plateau.
That $200 million plateau has already been reached and passed by two other films that rank in the box office top ten. The number three ranked film “Up” has racked up a gross total of $224 million in its four weeks out, helped out by a solid $21.3 this week. Now in its seventh week since being released, “Star Trek”, continues to do well at the box office bringing in $4.7 million this week which brings the sci-fi movie’s overall total to $239 million.
After an above average opening weekend last week, “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” did not live up to expectations brining in just $11.3 million. The action film starring heavy-hitters John Travolta and Denzel Washington now has an overall take in two weeks of $43.3 million.
The box-office draw of Eddie Murphy seems to continue to fade, as his family comedy “Imagine That” was only able to make $3.1 million in its second week, bringing its overall total to just $11.4 million.
Box Office Grosses
|1||The Proposal (2009)||$34.1M||$34.1M|
|2||The Hangover (2009)||$26.9M||$153M|
|4||Year One (2009)||$20.2M||$20.2M|
|5||The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)||$11.3M||$43.3M|
|6||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)||$7.3M||$156M|
|7||Star Trek (2009)||$4.7M||$239M|
|8||Land of the Lost (2009)||$3.98M||$43.7M|
|9||Imagine That (2009)||$3.1M||$11.4M|
|10||Terminator Salvation (2009)||$3.07M||$120M|
Last Updated on June 22, 2009 by By Tim Fraser