'The Proposal' leads the box office with $12.4 mil on Friday
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
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