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Monday October 8, 2007 7:30 pm

Box Office Breakdown: The Rock Upsets The Heartbreak Kid

The Heartbreak Kid

Despite what you may have learned in school, + The Farrelly Brothers does not necessarily equal box office gold.

The team behind There’s Something About Mary took a backseat to last weekend’s winner:  The Game PlanThe Heartbreak Kid, a remake of the 1972 Neil Simon comedy, raked in only $14 million.  While Mary did open with a smaller gross back in 1998 ($13.7M), it’s doubtful this critically-panned movie will become another sleeper hit for the trio.  Thankfully co-star will have the upcoming Gone Baby Gone to wash this disappointment away.

The only other new entries into the Top 10 included the fantasy flick, The Seeker ($3.7M), and the J.Lo-produced dance film, Feel the Noise ($3.1M).  Meanwhile, the well-reviewed Michael Clayton pulled impressive numbers in limited release ($46,000 per screen).  Expect the vehicle to open wide this weekend.

 

1. The Game Plan, Disney, $16,609,377
2. The Heartbreak Kid, Paramount, $14,022,105
3. The Kingdom, Universal, $9,722,940
4. Resident Evil: Extinction, Sony, $4,521,301
5. The Seeker, Fox, $3,745,315
6. Good Luck Chuck, Lionsgate, $3,657,516
7. 3:10 to Yuma, Lionsgate, $3,215,469
8. Feel the Noise, TriStar, $3,187,153
9. Mr. Woodcock, New Line, $2,331,445
10. The Brave One, Warner Bros., $2,321,359

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