Baby Mama Delivers Box Office Win


The Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday for final figures based on actual box office.

In the last weekend before the summer movie season starts, Universal Pictures’ Baby Mama opened in first place with an estimated $18.3 million from 2,543 theaters. Averaging $7,184 per theater, the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy was made for about $30 million.

New Line’s Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, starring John Cho, Kal Penn, Rob Corddry, Roger Bart and Neil Patrick Harris, pulled in $14.6 million from 2,510 theaters, an average of $5,804. The comedy sequel carried a budget of just $12 million.

Last week’s champ, Lionsgate’s The Forbidden Kingdom, added $11.2 million for a total of $38.3 million. Landing in third, the film features the first team-up of Jackie Chan and Jet Li on the big screen.

Universal’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall also dropped two spots to fourth with $11 million. The comedy, budgeted at $30 million, has earned $35.1 million in two weeks.

Fox Walden fantasy-adventure Nim’s Island remained in fifth place, taking in another $4.5 million and pushing its four-week total to $38.9 million, compared to its budget of $37 million.

Other newcomer, 20th Century Fox’s Deception debuted in the 10th spot with only $2.23 million from 2,001 theaters, an average of just $1,111. The thriller stars Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams. Meanwhile, Helen Hunt’s new romantic dramedy Then She Found Me opened in 9 theaters and made $74,400.

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