Hudson and McConaughey discover box office gold

Fool's GoldThe new comedy Fool’s Gold, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, opened in the top spot at the weekend box office, grossing $22 million dollars (all figures US). Martin Lawrence‘s comedic venture Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins debuted in second place with $17.1 million. Last weekend’s record breaker, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour in 3D dropped to third, earning an additional $10.5 million, still in limited release — just 687 theaters. The Eye dropped two spots to fourth place with $6.6 million, while the Oscar-nominated indie flick Juno, starring Canadian actress Ellen Page, moved up a spot to fifth place with $5.7 million. The film’s 10-week total is $117.6 million, an amazing feat for a small budget film.

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  1. Anonymous • February 11, 2008 @ 11:06 AM

    terrible movie

  2. Karen • February 11, 2008 @ 12:02 PM

    It’s the best romantic comedy I’ve seen in years.

  3. Sean Mulcahy • February 11, 2008 @ 6:02 PM

    If you think this is the best romantic comedy in years, that shows that 1-you have horrible taste 2-You don’t get around much

  4. Arnold • February 11, 2008 @ 6:36 PM

    Haven’t seen but from what I’ve heard here and elsewhere it’s as bad as his body odour. Good marketing beats bad acting 2 out of 3 times.

  5. tributegirl • February 11, 2008 @ 7:57 PM

    Yeah, the double is still here, he/she/it wrote that I love Amy Whine-house & then wrote again about 5 minutes later & contradicted himself. What an idiot.
    Anyway, I haven’t seen this movie, but some of the critics said it was pretty lame. I think I’ll skip it, in a few years it’ll be on tv, I might watch it then.

  6. tributegirl • February 12, 2008 @ 2:27 AM

    I don’t know if I’d call it “the best romantic comedy in years,” but it’s pleasant.

  7. Sean Mulcahy • February 12, 2008 @ 8:30 AM

    Mind you, I’ve always had a soft spot for Kate Hudson. So I’d go see it for her.

  8. tributegirl • February 13, 2008 @ 9:27 PM

    Idiot double, I just said the day before your post that I hadn’t even seen it! What is wrong with you? Can’t you read? Are you stupid?

  9. Anonymous • February 14, 2008 @ 12:05 AM

    apparently, yes, the double is.

    do you suppose the double will go back to his/her real job now that the writers’ strike is over?

    or maybe, that’s why he/she is here, because they got canned from writing for lack of creativity?

  10. Sean Mulcahy • February 14, 2008 @ 7:25 AM

    21 million in it’s opening weekend is nothing to brag about. Watch it take a nosedive in it’s second week.

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