Summer Movie Guide 2011

Weekend Box Office Report: Pretty Good, For A Girl

Monday, May 16 by

Box office analysts are shocked at the news that Bridesmaids, a Judd Apatow comedy starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and a bunch of other females, managed to gross a very respectable $24.5 million, putting it at number two for the weekend, right behind feminist icon Thor, with $34.5 million. Who says women can’t be funny? No, seriously, who is saying that? I’ve never heard anyone say that.

The other new release to crack the top five was Priest, the Paul Bettany-hunts vampires-in-3D movie, which snagged the number four spot with a weekend gross of $14.5 million.Fast Five continued its triumph with a number 3 $19.5 million gross, and Rio continued its reign of terror at number 5, with $8 million. Who says CGI parrots can’t be funny? (Box Office Mojo)


  1. May 16, 2011 9:00 am


    Kind of perturbed that you would refer to this as a “Judd Apatow Comedy” when Apatow didn’t do anything but produce it.  That’s like calling a Derek Jeter triple a “Steinbrenner hit.”  This film was written by women, stars women, and concerns something men are not ordinarily concerned with.  And for its troubles, it nearly recouped it’s entire production costs in its first weekend in the theatres.  It’s a Kristen Wiig comedy, dude.  Get with the motherf**ing program.

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