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The Proposal Has Surpassed the SATC Movie in Ticket Sales


While the Sandra Bullock/Ryan Reynolds romantic comedy The Proposal has been off my radar for weeks now, the movie has been quietly continuing to rake in the dough. Over the last weekend, the comedy's domestic sales reached $155 million, "bypassing the total domestic tally for Sex and the City." On the list of highest grossing romantic comedies of all time in North America (adjusted for inflation), Pretty Woman comes in at No. 1, and The Proposal is No. 19, just above Sex and the City, which is No. 20.

This makes me happy, since I liked The Proposal much more than the Sex and the City movie, though it also surprises me a little. Does it surprise you? Have you seen both films? Which do you think is better?

Proposal photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures, SATC photo courtesy of New Line Cinema

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yolanda6 yolanda6 6 years
The Proposal is way funnier and even though I loved Sex as a series, it did not translate well to the big screen.
Entertainment Entertainment 6 years
leslievanhouten — The NYT piece says the list they reference is adjusted for inflation. I don't think the one you're posting is.
mediaddict000 mediaddict000 6 years
I just saw The Proposal last night, and I enjoyed it, even though it was rather predictable. Not that that's always a bad thing. It was a good rom-com, funny, sweet and fun to watch. But out of the two, SATC is still my favorite. It probably has to do with the fact that I love all things SATC, but it still reigns supreme in my mind out of the two. And as far as The Proposal surpassing SATC in ticket sales, I agree with the other comments about how its probably due to its PG- 13 rating.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 6 years
I liked The Proposal more than the Sex and the City movie. I am a huge fan of Sex and the City but the movie was kinda disappointing. It was just too long and dramatic, I don't even think I would consider it a comedy.
jhilly123 jhilly123 6 years
Yeah, I'm not too surprised the Proposal's done better, the PG-13 rating and the audience allowed the movie more ticket sales, but I will say I was disappointed in the Proposal. All the funny bits were in the previews/trailers, and they even changed some parts in the film from the previews. And the ending was a bit unbelievable, since Bullock and Reynolds don't even spend that much time together... but that's another story lol. Still, it was a cute movie, and I love Sandra and Ryan!
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 6 years
I just looked up the RomCom list on Box Office Mojo, which the NYT checked as the source for the ranking. It lists My Big Fat Greek Wedding as the #1 grossing RomCom, Pretty Woman is fourth. here's the link http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=romanticcomedy.htm
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 6 years
I just looked up the RomCom list on Box Office Mojo, which the NYT checked as the source for the ranking. It lists My Big Fat Greek Wedding as the #1 grossing RomCom, Pretty Woman is fourth.here's the link http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=romanticcomedy.htm
care0531 care0531 6 years
I haven't seen the proposal yet but I know a lot of teens that have gone to see that but are not aloud to see SATC so since the Proposal could be viewed by a large audience I am not suprised it past SATC and I have to also say I just saw SATC for the first time a week ago and I felt like I already knew everything that was going to happen because of all the pictures from filming and spoilers.
Sarana Sarana 6 years
I thought the Proposal was ok, but it also annoyed me lots of times. I like the SatC better. It's not necessarily a better movie but because I was already into the characters I liked it better.
Shadowcat14 Shadowcat14 6 years
I was shocked that I enjoyed the Proposal as much as I did. I thought it was going to be another akward romantic comedy like Confessions of a Shopaholic and He's Just Not That Into You. I loved the Proposal. SATC is still my alltime favorite. I feel SATC just gives the viewer more of a rollercoaster. The Proposal, by the very nature of the film's plot, you kinda know what is going to happen.
Shadowcat14 Shadowcat14 6 years
I was shocked that I enjoyed the Proposal as much as I did. I thought it was going to be another akward romantic comedy like Confessions of a Shopaholic and He's Just Not That Into You. I loved the Proposal. SATC is still my alltime favorite. I feel SATC just gives the viewer more of a rollercoaster. The Proposal, by the very nature of the film's plot, you kinda know what is going to happen.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
I'm torn. I love all things SATC and have from the beginning, but, as much as I loved parts of the movie, the movie as a whole really let me down. And, I really enjoyed The Proposal. Khameel's comment about the ratings of the two movies makes a lot of sense; I'm guessing that's part of what made the difference.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 6 years
i was never a fan of satc, it started when i was l little too young for it so I watched the movie really just for the fashion but I really enjoyed the proposal there's just something about sandra bullocks romcoms & ryan reynolds didn't hurt either (:
LOVErickii LOVErickii 6 years
i was never a fan of satc, it started when i was l little too young for it so I watched the movie really just for the fashion but I really enjoyed the proposal there's just something about sandra bullocks romcoms& ryan reynolds didn't hurt either (:
khameel khameel 6 years
I've seen both films, and like them for their own reasons. I think one reason why "The Proposal" has earned more money may be the fact that it was rated PG-13, and more people can see it. However, I am glad that films geared towards women are doing so well at the box office. I'm hoping Hollywood is paying attention!
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i can't say that i'm surprised by this. SATC is geared to a very specific audience and the proposal has more of an appeal to men (i guess if you want to think of it in those terms). i think that it's a good sign though that there are a lot of movies that are still doing really well today even taking into consideration that we're all feeling a bit of a money crunch.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
I saw the proposal and thought it was cute...I actually liked that there was no sex in the movie...just sexual tension in the movie.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 6 years
Out of curiosity, what are the other movies on the list of top-grossing romcoms? I didn't see The Proposal (it's not my type of film) but I thought the SATC film was just awful. And I was a big fan of the show.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 6 years
Out of curiosity, what are the other movies on the list of top-grossing romcoms?I didn't see The Proposal (it's not my type of film) but I thought the SATC film was just awful. And I was a big fan of the show.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
SATC! but not necessarily for cinematic appeal rather i just love all things SATC and therefore loved the movie.
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