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Weekend Box Office Results: Baby Mama On Top

Box Office: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Win the Weekend

It's always exciting when a comedy that's genuinely funny does well with audiences, and that was the case this weekend with the female buddy comedy Baby Mama starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

The ladies won the top spot with an estimated $18.3 million, handily beating out the other comedy opening over the weekend, Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. EW reports that while this wasn't the best movie opening for either Fey or Poehler, their film did much better than many box office watchers predicted. In fact, Baby Mama gave Universal Studios its first box office winner of the year.

The Forbidden Kingdom was No. 3 and Forgetting Sarah Marshall was right behind in the fourth spot, with both films earning approximately $11 million their second weekend out — a respectable achievement.

While Fey and company had good reason to pop the champagne, another film didn't post opening-weekend results worthy of celebration. Deception, starring Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, and Michelle Williams, "fared dismally," as Variety put it. The thriller barely beat Street Kings for the No. 10 spot, earning only $2.2 million over the weekend. I thought that the very talented cast did the best they could with poor material, but apparently that wasn't enough of a draw.

So, which movies did you check out this weekend? Did any of you see both Baby Mama and Harold and Kumar?


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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i decided to watch this on Friday and loved it!!!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I saw Baby Mama on Friday and I thought it was hilarious! Then I saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall yesterday and it was alright, but not as good as I expected.
cayenne1 cayenne1 9 years
In the WONDERFUL "Baby Mama", Tina Fey works for Steve Martin at the Round Earth Food Company. The websites and are for sale! Visit them to see.
sorano916 sorano916 9 years
I've been debating on seeing Baby Mama... it's still up in the air. However, gotta say... since Amy, herself is pregnant, she can take the good and bad from what she learned in the movie to real life. :)
fireyelectra fireyelectra 9 years
I saw both Harold and Kumar and Baby Mama, and both were hilarious. Although I have to say, Baby Mama ended up being way funnier than I expected and leaps and bounds funnier than Harold and Kumar. I loved Steve Martin's role in Baby Mama. So funny. "I'm going to reward you with five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact."
juicylove juicylove 9 years
baby mama was okay, but really predictable.. i guessed the ended at like the begining of the movie.. and they but most of the funny parts in the trailer
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
I thought Baby Mama was great.
TsuKata TsuKata 9 years
You couldn't make me go see Baby Mama. To my understanding, Tina Fey's character ends up embodying a number of negative stereotypes of career-minded women. H&K, though...I haven't seen the original but I'm dying to see this one. I just really want to see the original first.
albeli albeli 9 years
I saw Harold & Kumar--hilarious :)
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