Weekend Box Office Recap

The easy-to-predict, rubber stamp comedy "The Proposal" takes the weekend's top spot, bumping repeat winner "The Hangover" to second place.

Proposal became Sandra Bullock's biggest opening weekend, pulling in an estimated $34 million.

Hangover still held strong on due to positive word-of-mouth, falling just 18% from its previous weekend.

Things didnt go quite so well for the other new film for the weekend, "Year One" (currently rated at an abyssmal 19% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes) came in at 4th place, bringing in $20 million. Kyle Smith of the New York Post lamented, "Its script isn't worth the papyrus it's inscribed on." Too bad. You would think that the duo of Jack Black and Michael Cera would be a hit, but apparently its just a lot of stone-age cheese. "The jokes are so laden with groaners," said Peter Howell of the Toronto Star, "you almost expect to hear rim shots after every line."
The big loser of the weekend was Will Ferrell's "Land of the Lost" which dropped 58% to 8th place and will be dropping out of the charts entirely by next weekend.
"Star Trek" remained in the same position it was last week at 7th place. In addition JJ Abram's film surprassed "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (the original film from 1979) in the most tickets sold. Its safe to say Paramount will be working hard to crank out another sequel soon.

Here's the top ten for this weekend:

1 (new) The Proposal $34,114,000

2 (1) The Hangover $26,855,000
3 (2) Up $21,336,000
4 (new) Year One $20,200,000
5 (3) The Taking of Pelham 123 $11,300,000
6 (4) Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian $7,300,000
7 (7) Star Trek $4,700,000
8 (5) Land of the Lost $3,975,750
9 (6) Imagine That $3,100,000
10 (8) Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins $3,070,000

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