FRIDAY 1:30 PM: I’m still on vacation but can’t ignore four new movies opening in wide release and performing as expected. Universal’s comedy The Five–Year Engagement (2,936 theaters) from Judd Apatow’s banner is looking to compete with Sony/Screen Gems holdover Think Like A Man (2,014 theaters) for No. 1 with between $4M-$5M today and between $12M-$15M weekend. Sony’s Pirates! Band Of Misfits (3,358 theaters) should come in #3 with between $2.
The dramatic comedy (or is it comedic drama?) Funny People took in a healthy $8.6 million to take the top slot at the Friday box office, keeping writer-director Judd Apatow and star Adam Sandler's box-office reputations intact. The ... Read Post
Expect the next Judd Apatow film in two summers, fellow freaks and geeks: Universal announced the director’s upcoming unknown comedic venture will hit theaters June 1, 2012. Speaking of Apatow, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver, and Allison... Read Post
Bridesmaids officially became the highest-grossing Judd Apatow-produced movie at the domestic box office yesterday. After 49 days in theaters, the raunchy female comedy has pulled in an impressive $149.4 million, edging out Apatow’s... Read Post