Funny People tops US box office

Judd Apatow's latest - comedy drama Funny People - topped the box office chart this weekend across the pond, but with a modest $23.4 million launch.

That's not exactly huge given the bigger budget (around $75 million), but it was enough to see off the competition.

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (which has been out for three weeks already) took in $17.7 million, on its way to becoming one of the bigger Potter earners.

G-Force, meanwhile, slipped to third in its second week of release, adding $17 million to its current total of $66.4 million.

In fourth place, The Ugly Truth made $13 million, while family adventure comedy Aliens In The Attic launched a disappointing fifth for Fox, selling just $7.8 million in tickets.

The top 10, then...

  1. Funny People ($23.4 million)
  2. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince ($17.7 million)
  3. G-Force ($17 million)
  4. The Ugly Truth ($13 million)
  5. Aliens In The Attic ($7.8 million)
  6. Orphan ($7.2 million)
  7. Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs ($5.3 million)
  8. The Hangover ($5 million)
  9. The Proposal ($4.8 million)
  10. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen ($4.6 million)

[Data Source: Box Office Mojo ]

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James White is a freelance journalist who has been covering film and TV for over two decades. In that time, James has written for a wide variety of publications including Total Film and SFX. He has also worked for BAFTA and on ODEON's in-cinema magazine.