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Tuesday November 6, 2007 12:22 am

Box Office Breakdown: A Gangbusters Weekend for Washington, Crowe

American Gangster

Combine and star-wattage and you’re bound to get a hit.  But did anyone expect a $43 million debut for ?  Why did these Oscar-winners do so well when others have only done okay?  How did an R-rated film beat out an animated PG flick?  Why didn’t the movie’s long running-time (157 minutes) turn people away?

Gangster’s #1 spot was just one of the film’s many weekend achievements.  The movie also marked the biggest opening weekend for both lead actors (Russell’s Gladiator earned $35 million; Washington’s Inside Man grossed $29 million).  It also had the 2nd best debut for a drama in November (right behind 2002’s 8 Mile).

Unfortunately, all this good news was lost on comedian —the hardest working self-promoter of 2007.  Even though spent countless hours of airtime sucking up to its former Golden Boy, Seinfeld’s was stung with a 2nd place finish.  Although $38 million take is nothing to complain about, I expect next week’s will slide right in to become the week’s best-grossing comedy.

 

1. American Gangster, Universal,  $43,565,135
2. Bee Movie, DreamWorks, $38,021,044
3. Saw IV, Lionsgate, $10,348,646
4. Dan in Real Life, Touchstone, $7,870,196
5. The Game Plan, Disney, $3,931,491
6. 30 Days of Night, Sony, $3,741,763
7. Martian Child, New Line, $3,376,669
8. Michael Clayton, Warner Bros., $2,785,133
9. Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?, Lionsgate, $2,604,119
10. Gone Baby Gone, Miramax, $2,237,915

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Forum Discussion

:lol: lol! this is funny! omg imagine her addressing the nation! lol hhahahahaha :lol:

Wow, that is *not* one flattering picture of her next to that article

nobody would take her seriously.. seriously yo

[quote author="Andreux"]Wow, that is *not* one flattering picture of her next to that article[/quote]it looks like andreux in drag :P

[quote author="w00t.w00t"][quote author="Andreux"]Wow, that is *not* one flattering picture of her next to that article[/quote]it looks like andreux in drag :P[/quote] ZAC, HOW many times do I have to tell you I'm NOT gonna live out your fantasies!!!!!!! :x

[quote author="Andreux"][quote author="w00t.w00t"][quote author="Andreux"]Wow, that is *not* one flattering picture of her next to that article[/quote]it looks like andreux in drag :P[/quote] ZAC, HOW many times do I have to tell you I'm NOT gonna live out your fantasies!!!!!!! :x[/quote] :lol:

Jennifer who ??? she is horrible lol dont have any words

[quote author="digital_ripper04"]Jennifer who ??? she is horrible lol dont have any words[/quote] LOL Agreed. I hate J.Lo. I would never vote her into office

lol.. if she bring exclusive pornos to the country i'd vote for her

many guys would though. I wouldnt, i cant imagine J.lo being the 6 star general (President). ughh horrible thought.

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