Simpsons take over weekend box office

The Simpsons MovieThe Simpsons Movie is the new leader at the box office, with weekend receipts totaling $71.9 million (all figures US), making it the most successful opening of a TV series-turned-movie ever. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry dropped to second place, taking in $19.1 million for a two-week total of $71.6 million. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix also dropped a spot, winding up in third with $17 million, making its domestic total to date $241.8 million. Hairspray went from third to fourth with $15.5 million, while the new comedy, No Reservations, opened in fifth place, rounding out the box office with $11.7 million. Lindsay Lohan’s I Know Who Killed Me wound up a disappointing ninth, taking in a paltry $3.4 million.

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  1. Mr. Finch • July 30, 2007 @ 12:25 PM

    I walked in hoping to see the “Full Monty Burns,” and left hanging my head in bitter disappointment. Maybe next time…

  2. Anick • July 31, 2007 @ 12:57 AM

    i love that movie it wase hulerious

  3. Rudolph Ransom • July 31, 2007 @ 7:16 AM

    MR. Finch probably didn’t understand any of the jokes, that’s why he was disappointed, the movie was fantastic with the whole theatre laughing out loud…!

  4. Zmeyka • July 31, 2007 @ 7:17 AM

    Agreed with Ransom, Mr. Finch was probably too dumb to understand the movie, the movie was far better than any other cartoon movie based on tv shows!

  5. Gorbachev • July 31, 2007 @ 7:18 AM

    This movie is great, the animation was fantastic and the story, well, I’ll let you decide…

  6. Ed Davis • July 31, 2007 @ 8:37 PM

    Mr. Finch is quite correct — there was not enough Monty Burns in this.

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