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Tuesday August 4, 2009 12:41 am

Box Office Breakdown: Audiences Drawn to Funny People

Funny People

When you combine the talents of , Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow, a 1st place finish shouldn’t shock you. A $22.7 million haul? That is surprising.

Despite earning enough to displace G-Force for the weekend’s top spot, failed to bring the movie house down. The 144-minute length dramedy pulled in the lowest gross for any #1 entry this summer. While the film did better than any of Sandler’s dramatic efforts, it didn’t fall line with his comedic outings.

On the other hand, Rogen and Apatow had more reason to be pleased with the box office results. The Universal pic gave Seth his best debut since 2007’s Superbad. Meanwhile, Funny fell right in between The 40-Year-Old Virgin ($21.4 million) and ($30.7 million) for Judd.

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  1. Funny People, Universal, $22,657,780 (avg. $7535)
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Warner Bros., $17,909,385 (avg. $4077)
  3. G-Force, Disney, $17,515,489 (avg. $4738)
  4. The Ugly Truth, Sony, $13,187,433 (avg. $4576)
  5. Aliens in the Attic, 20th Century Fox, $8,008,423 (avg. $2578)
  6. Orphan, Warner Bros., $7,525,419 (avg. $2737)
  7. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, 20th Century Fox, $5,526,015 (avg. $2004)
  8. The Hangover, Warner Bros., $5,194,475 (avg. $2508)
  9. The Proposal, Disney, $4,931,064 (avg. $2025)
  10. Transformers: Rise of the Fallen, Paramount, $4,688,329 (avg. $1785)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)



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