By John Young
Updated July 30, 2020 at 02:26 PM EDT
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Moviegoers couldn’t say no to The Proposal as the romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds topped the box office on Friday, according to early estimates. The movie’s $12.4 million gross marks the best opening day ever for Bullock and nearly doubles the result of her previous film, 2007’s Premonition, which earned $6.3 million on its first day. Battling for second place were two raunchy comedies: Harold Ramis’ prehistoric (and poorly reviewed) Year One and the summer’s unexpected hit, The Hangover, which dropped a mere 18% from last Friday. Both movies tallied approximately $8.5 million on Friday, but early estimates give a slight lead to Year One. Disney/Pixar’s Up continued its remarkably gradual descent, falling only 31% in its fourth week for a gross of $6.1 million (it also becomes the second 2009 movie to earn $200 million; Star Trek is the other). The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, however, is hitting the brakes much quicker than Sony would have hoped — the subterranean thriller plunged 61% from last Friday for a fifth-place finish of $3.2 million. Friday’s figures are below. Be sure to check back here on Sunday for the complete weekend box office report.

1. The Proposal — $12.4 mil
2. Year One — $8.5 mil
3. The Hangover — $8.47 mil
4. Up — $6.1 mil
5. The Taking of Pelham 123 — $3.2 mil

More Box Office news:

Box Office Preview: ‘The Proposal’ and ‘Year One’ aim to take down ‘The Hangover’

‘Hangover’ hangs on to the box office lead with $33.4 million

‘Hangover’ tops Friday box office with $10.4 million

‘The Hangover’ is a hit: What’s it mean?

Box Office Preview: Will ‘The Hangover’ hold off ‘Pelham 1 2 3’?


Box Office Report UPDATE: Final numbers give ‘The Hangover’ No. 1 spot over ‘Up’

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