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Box Office: Simpsons Rake In Lots of D'Oh

Box Office: Simpsons Rake In Lots of D'Oh

Looks like Bart, Homer, Marge and the gang aren't just small-screen superstars anymore. The Simpsons Movie pulled in an estimated $71.8 million — the third-highest opening ever for an animated movie, behind only the two latest installments of the Shrek series — to run away with the weekend box office title. According to the Hollywood Reporter, that's well above the industry's highest expectations. Springfield must be so proud.

The cartoon family bumped I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry down to the No. 2 spot with about $19 million in sales. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix stayed strong at No. 3 with $17 million and is now on pace to become the highest-grossing film franchise in worldwide box office history, topping Star Wars and the James Bond movies. Hairspray, meanwhile, grabbed another $15.5 million to capture the No. 4 spot.

Pleasant surprise No Reservations edged out Transformers for No. 5 with about $11.7 million (Transformers brought in $11.5 million). The weekend's other much-discussed new release, the Lindsay Lohan film I Know Who Killed Me, sneaked into the top 10, bringing in $3.4 million to finish at No. 9.

The Simpsons might not want to get too comfy on that couch atop the box office rankings, though. Next weekend, a man named Jason Bourne is coming to town.

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

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celeb_obsessed25 celeb_obsessed25 8 years
I saw this today and I thought it was so funny. I'm glad they finally did a movie. I think the story line was hilarious. OMG, I died @ Bart's penis scene. Hilarious
Lill-McGill Lill-McGill 8 years
:ROTFL: I know who killed me, what a joke!
ChampagneBubble55 ChampagneBubble55 8 years
I saw I Know who killed me Saturday and Simpsons Sunday. Simpson's was hilarious! I was cracking up the whole time! Are you baking a batch of frownies??? LL's movie well... I'm sure you have heard it's pretty f-ing weird. There were parts that were supposed to be serious people would be laughing at how terrible it was. One couple actually got up and walked out half way through and people were making comments the whole time. it debuted in a small theatre in our movie complex and barely anyone was in there. There were mildly entertaining parts where Lindsay's character Aubrey/Dakota the stripper crack baby battery operated leg would run out of charge and she would have to drag her leg around the scene. Don't even waste your time. And don't wait for it to come out on DVD maybe watch it on starz or encore in a year and half. It definitely won't be on HBO
nicachica nicachica 8 years
The Simpsons was good but i thought Ratatouille was MUCH better!
amybdk amybdk 8 years
Maggie had some killer moments ... I loved it!
shafiii shafiii 8 years
good for simpsons, i think im gonna be watching it soon, but def not before Harry in IMAX!
Neekoh Neekoh 8 years
LOL, good play on words :)
angeldevilwings angeldevilwings 8 years
Everyone expected this so I'm not surprise. It's a long awaited movie.
Lindsb Lindsb 8 years
:love: 'd the Simpsons movie. Lisa is my fav and she definitely did an awesome job.. ;)
DeJaVuE DeJaVuE 8 years
Simpsons was great!!!!!! i enjoyed!
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